Birding Marathon!

Yes, it happened again.  I was compelled.  Yesterday I went out and did a birding “big day.”   This is a marathon of sorts, without the running, where I go out and try to find as many different species of birds as I can in a 24 hour period. Why?…

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Today I Met a Purple Sandpiper

  Purple Sandpiper!  Yes, that’s an actual bird.  Today was the first day I ever saw one. They’re small.  Purple-ish. Like other shorebirds, if you just stay still they will feed and walk around despite your presence.   So yes, they are friendly. Purple Sandpipers often pass through Presqu’ile Park…

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It’s Not a Hummingbird…But What is it?

I admit it.  The first time a hummingbird moth buzzed past me in my garden, I thought it was a baby hummingbird.  I watched closely, trying to follow this speedy little creature as it hovered and zoomed between flowers.  I noticed its long curved proboscis curling in and out as…

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