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Henslow’s Sparrow at Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York

We were at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in central Queens on Sunday afternoon. We being me, Daisy, and Desi, having a…

Sooty Terns are Very Loud

I’m not quite sure why I started thinking about Sooty Terns today, but once I did couldn’t get them out…

The Plateau Effect

Birders can often be predictable. For example, even though you know I am The Greatest Ornithologist, it would surprise none…

Cassin’s Kingbird, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York

Late in the evening on Saturday, 15 November, phone lines started humming after Kai Sheffield reported a Cassin’s Kingbird at…

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2014)

Did you enjoy the last normal weekend of your calendar year? Hopefully, you indulged in your favorite expressions of banality…

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Birding

The Plateau Effect

The Plateau Effect

Nov 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Birders can often be predictable. For example, even though you know I am The Greatest Ornithologist, it would surprise none...

Birds

Sooty Terns are Very Loud

Sooty Terns are Very Loud

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

I’m not quite sure why I started thinking about Sooty Terns today, but once I did couldn’t get them out...

Trips

Henslow’s Sparrow at Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York

Henslow’s Sparrow at Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

We were at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in central Queens on Sunday afternoon. We being me, Daisy, and Desi, having a...

Conservation

National Feral Cat Day Didn’t Go As Planned

National Feral Cat Day Didn’t Go As Planned

Oct 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

feral cat with a Golden-crowned Kinglet by Isaac Grant Pity the poor souls at Alley Cat Allies. They have been...

Reviews

Spotting scope review: Swarovski 25-60×65 STX

Spotting scope review: Swarovski 25-60×65 STX

Nov 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

My best bird of the weekend was a Great Black-backed Gull, a rarity in a land-locked Serbia, with less than...

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