Kingfishers

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...

Birding Along the Linville Creek

Birding Along the Linville Creek

Spring Migration Bird Contest Second Place Linville Creek. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. The clock read 11:30 a.m. I was curled up on the couch flipping through the latest issue of Nature Friend, when the...

“Our Kingfisher?”

“Our Kingfisher?”

It was the beginning of warmer weather, when the changing day length tells birds to begin their migration back north.This is a time that my family looks forward to, not only because we enjoy the...

The Comical Kingfisher

The Comical Kingfisher

Silently I walked through the trees, toward the lake. On the shore stood a bird-watching blind. I stepped inside and sat down to watch. A male Belted Kingfisher leaving its nest. Photo © Kevin Shank...

Covers, February 2021

Covers, February 2021

Front cover: Belted Kingfisher with a minnow. Photo © Scott Linstead. Back Cover: Carolina Chickadees on Norway Spruce accented with hawthorne. Photo © Steven Smith.