I meet people all the time and some you can tell right away are going to be companions who are either fun to work with or good for a visit. Frequently, people will say, “Oh, I have a place in this city or country, you should visit me.”
I’m the sort of person who [...]
WARNING: Some people may find a photo in here gross…especially if you are of the Disapproving Rabbits persuasion.
I know this may shock some of you, but it’s December and we got SNOW in Minnesota! In the Twin Cities we got roughly 12″ from Winter Storm Caesar. Much to the chagrin of the National [...]
So we’ve had a common nighthawk completely freaking out in our ally the last week. I’m not sure what’s going on, I’d almost think it would be nesting, but these guys should be about to migrate from our neck of the woods. But it started when Non Birding Bill noticed it.
Yes, I know, [...]
On Saturday Non Birding Bill and I were taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the Twin Cities bike trail system. We passed into a neighborhood and hear blue jays, cardinals and nuthatches going bonkers. I took a quick glance but figured since NBB was with me, I might as well ignore whatever was being [...]
Las Vegas is a strange world that I cannot quite fathom. I get the spectacle of it, I love how just as a visitor, you yourself become a part of the overall Vegas ambiance, you become part of the background of someone else’s vacation. I love that I can go into a casino and [...]
Well, I don’t know how I survived it, but yesterday, my buddy Clay Taylor and I (and my poor husband Non Birding Bill) went to Sunset Park in Las Vegas for a little afternoon birding…in 104 degree heat. I was a tad moist at the end of it. I wasn’t wearing too many clothes, [...]
Tonight is Birds and Beers at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park–with maybe a little bird banding. Should be awesome with all the migrants around. Starts at 6pm.
Birds and Beers is an informal gathering of birders of all abilities to mildly interested to hardcore. It’s a way to get together and talk some birds. Normally, [...]
Some fun odds and ends: my buddy Amber was on the Nebraska news. She was co-leading a trip to see the massive amount of sandhill cranes in Nebraska. The group came across a huge flock of snow geese…and a local Nebraska tv station. Click here and you can see this Minnesota girl give a sound [...]
Not too long ago we had a whole kurfluffle on the Minnesota birding listservs when a long-eared owl was reported. The emails inevitably spiraled into the “someone got too close to the owl and flushed it causing it severe stress and ruining it for the rest of the birders.” However, this story about long-eared owls [...]
We interrupt the regularly scheduled report on last weekend’s hawk banding to inform you of an urban Cooper’s hawk observation that happened today.
WARNING! This post is not for the squeamish. In Nature, the fight for survival can be brutal and this post is going to describe an incident between a hawk and a pigeon. [...]