Cardinals, Tanagers, & Allies

Our Birding Day

Our Birding Day

Sunday dawned a beautiful morning. The first birds I saw were cardinals—male and female. There were Chipping, English, and House Sparrows at the feeder. Out the kitchen window I saw a Junco and a...

Our Birding Circle

Our Birding Circle

As I went about my morning work on November 17, the lovely day beckoned me outdoors. Why not do the Nature Friend bird circle project today? The thought niggled at the back of my mind. Why not? So...

Treasures of the Forest

Treasures of the Forest

Treasure hunts are lots of fun, aren’t they? The suspense of knowing that something special is hidden, prolonged by the fact that it takes effort to find! It was with that sort of feeling that we...

Spring Adventures

Spring Adventures

Birds were singing that beautiful morning, and there were hardly any clouds. I was walking up the pasture lane from where I had been birding. Dad came walking down the lane. “I was back in the other...

Birds in Flight

Birds in Flight

The first time I began thinking about freezing bird action was several years ago, while attempting to photograph hummingbirds. No matter how hard I tried to get those wings to freeze, I just...