Tag Archive: Ornithology

What hummingbird banding teaches us

“Hummingbirds are the gateway drug to birding,” Sheri said. She then grabs a straw and puts it in her mouth and begins to blow lightly on the underside of a hummingbird and I see that her breath opens up the feathers, revealing a light, pink tummy.

You say “bird watching” and I say “birding.” (Well, now I do.)

So I find the love of my life who ends up being a birder and I become one too. Sorta.  And then I find out there are all sorts of birders around me.… Continue reading