Birds

Owls, Owls, Owls! Meeting our feathered friends at the Fruitlands Museum

Owls, Owls, Owls! Meeting our feathered friends at the Fruitlands Museum

I love birds and I love cats. So it makes sense that owls, with their cat-like eyes, should capture my heart. I had the thrill of seeing these beautiful creatures up close and personal at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA in a presentation by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls. Passion for […]

A break from the ice and snow: beautiful birds

A break from the ice and snow: beautiful birds

Need a break from the sudden onslaught of winter? And that it’s just beginning? Check out these beautiful birds photographed by my brother-in-law Tim’s friend Matthew Faughnan: One of my favorite birds – they usually will come upon you in a swarm, grabbing berries off of bushes and trees. As smooth as silk! This photo […]

Birding at historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, circa 1960

Birding at historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, circa 1960

Mother’s Day in our family was always celebrated with a trip to Mount Auburn Cemetery for the Spring Warbler Migration. It’s a magnificent trip to a truly historic place awash in beautiful mature flowering shrubs and trees surrounding three different picturesque ponds. And the birds! Warblers are tiny, often colorful wonders with a wide variety […]

The thrill of birding: the game, the competition, the beauty and the art

The thrill of birding: the game, the competition, the beauty and the art

My brother-in-law (the same one who gave me the Daktari DVDs) has lately been sending me spectacular images of birds from his friend Matthew Faughnan. I enjoyed these pictures so much that I wanted to share them with you (see below for gallery). West Coast, East Coast Since I am an East-Coaster, these birds from […]

A passion for birding brings joy in the midst of darkness (and unlocks a powerful memory)

A passion for birding brings joy in the midst of darkness (and unlocks a powerful memory)

I am a lifelong bird watcher. My mother was passionate about it and got my New York City-raisedfather hooked on it too. They used to take elder hostel trips to sanctuaries to watch bird migrations. Their favorite was a trip to the Audubon sanctuary on Hog Island in Maine with the “rock stars” of the […]

“Bird Tales” connects humanity to the natural world

“Bird Tales” connects humanity to the natural world

Today I had the good fortune to catch a wonderful program on PBS called “Bird Tales.” You can watch it on your computer or check your local PBS station for a schedule of showings. In a series of stories, “Bird Tales” shows how your everyday birds connect with the world at large. Here’s a preview […]

Learning life lessons from those fiesty hummingbirds

Learning life lessons from those fiesty hummingbirds

I loved this post that my husband sent me yesterday! It is written by author Anne Strieber, well known for her thrillers An Invisible Woman and Little Town Lies. She is married to Whitley Strieber,  best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his perceived experiences […]

Parrot Lovers – check this out!

Parrot Lovers – check this out!

I found this on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Facebook site. If you like parrots, you’ll love this! Quoted form the site: “One of the benefits of studying parrots is learning how they develop their complex vocal abilities. Another benefit is… baby parrots!!! Watch this fascinating video about how Green-rumped Parrotlets learn their “names” in […]

The secret lives of backyard birds

The secret lives of backyard birds

I received this from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and if you’re a bird lover, you’ll want to subscribe to their newsletter. Cornell offers many wonderful videos about birds including live cams of nesting birds. I’ll feature their best one after we expose the secret lives of your favorite backyard birds! This recap of the […]

Close encounters of the Bird kind

Close encounters of the Bird kind

Kayaking is such a great way to sneak up on birds! Here’s a couple I was able to capture in a picture. The setting is Mill Pond in Westborough, MA. This place never disappoints! Click to Tweet & Share: Close encounters of the Bird kind http://wp.me/p2D9hg-ag Would you like to learn along with Susan how […]

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