Waterfowl – Geese, Swans, Ducks, Loons, Grebes

Build a Floating Blind for Waterfowl Photos

Build a Floating Blind for Waterfowl Photos

Waterfowl blind. Photo © Nathan Leinbach. One brisk morning at dawn, I drove toward the spot where I like to float my floating blind in the creek. I slipped on my waders and set my “ship” afloat.My...

Wild Bird Art Contest Graphite Pencil Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Graphite Pencil Winners

First Place Winner Great Horned Owl. Artwork © Lynette Miller, 17. Second Place Winner Wood Duck pair. Artwork © Reuben Miller, 16. Third Place Winner Red-bellied Woodpecker. Artwork © Laura...

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...

Exploring Nature, October 2021

Exploring Nature, October 2021

Photo ©Kevin Shank The Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains will likely be ablaze in peak fall foliage color the second or third weekend.October is the peak migration time for hawks,...

Quack, Coo, Cluck

Quack, Coo, Cluck

Blue-winged Teal ©Shaphan Shank Can you do this quiz without checking in your bird guide? Try it! What duck often holds its tail stiffly upright?A. Wood Duck. #6.B. Ruddy Duck. #3.C. Common...