Birds

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

View the February 2023 Nature Friend Study Guide MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Kevin Shank. You may remember “The Photo Focus” in January ended with the sentence, “Plus, there is tomorrow.” Well,...

Covers, February 2023

Covers, February 2023

View the February 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Ice bells. Photo © Kevin Shank. Male Northern Cardinal. Photo © Cheryl Shank.

Our Hoary Redpoll Pursuits

Our Hoary Redpoll Pursuits

View the February 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Hoary Redpoll. Photo © Simonas Minkevius/Dreamstime.com. Two years ago, the winter brought some unusual birds to us from the North country. One of these...

Wondernose: What bird helps fishermen find their fish?

Wondernose: What bird helps fishermen find their fish?

View the February 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Northern Gannet carrying seaweed. Photo © Rinus Baak/Dreamstime.com. Our mystery bird is big, white, and goose-like. It’s a strong flyer and will fly in...

Thump, Chirp, Thump—Gobble

Thump, Chirp, Thump—Gobble

View the February 2023 Nature Friend Magazine Ocellated Turkey. Photo CC-BY-SA-4.0. Several high-pitched chirps with accompanying low “thumps” split the gray light of the early Mexican morning. They...

Turkina

Turkina

View the January Nature Friend Magazine Wild Turkey hen. Photo © Linda Lombardo/Dreamstime.com. My nephew and I were in the field behind our old house, when suddenly he pointed up the field and...