Life’s Energy

Wildlife, especially birds, brings forth an energy that I think goes beyond their own wild lives.  I suppose I have sensed this more since the death of my son, for when I see a bird, I find a sense of joy that clearly mirrors times with my son. A life, joy, and energy that is…

Flying home…

May is migration for many bird species, and I’m always thrilled to see my summer birds back for the season. Too, it can mean nests and babies and cute fledglings coming with Mom or Dad to my feeders. These from my local favorite gardens, Longwood. A hotbed of migration activity, mixed with our year-rounders, and…

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay California. Go there. Seriously. And stop and get crab chowder at one of the small outdoor cafes (well, in California they all are outdoor!), where the chowder cooks in big old foil covered stock pots out on the front porch. Best ever!    

Warblers and Phoebes and Kites, oh my!

I was quite fortunate to be able to spend time with two local biologists/bird/wildlife guides when I was in the San Francisco Bay area. It was, as you’d expect, an incredible experience. Not only were there 50+ new species of birds (and several new mammals) that crossed my path (and, my camera lens!), but also…