Chickadees & Titmice

Favorite Focus, March 2024

Favorite Focus, March 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Yesterday afternoon at The Wilds was cold…bitterly cold. Although the thermometer showed several degrees warmer than yesterday, the stout wind made this...

Favorite Focus, January 2024

Favorite Focus, January 2024

Nebraska sunset. Photo © David Miller. Last quarter moon. Photo © Britney Martin. Black-capped Chickadee. Photo © John Leck. Horned Lark. Photo © Weston Martin. Photo © Josiah...

Favorite Focus, December 2023

Favorite Focus, December 2023

Ruffed Grouse. Photo © Lois Tschetter. Bald Eagle. Photo © Brandon Hollinger. Black-capped Chickadee. Photo © John Leck. Blanca Lake. Photo © Nathan Leinbach. Frost patterns on soap bubble. Photo ©...

The Bird in the Thunderstorm

The Bird in the Thunderstorm

Black-capped Chickadee and lightning. It was dark and very late at night. The little feathered chickadee had long since fluffed his feathers and gone to sleep. But a storm was coming. The little...

English Class Was “For the Birds”

English Class Was “For the Birds”

Spring Migration Bird Contest Grand Prize It is a typical Monday morning at work in mid-May. The weather has finally dried out following the wettest April on record, and the sun is trying to peak...

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...

Birding Bonanza

Birding Bonanza

Sharp-shinned Hawk. Photo © Kevin Shank. Slowly I walked down beside the row of trees—binoculars, field guide, pen, and paper in my hand, drinking in the beauty of the predawn morning. A killdeer...