Blogger Challenge: What’s in your bag?

The typical challenge is to dump your bag and tell what’s in it, with a photograph. I thought it would be fun to share the contents of my birding pack/bag.  Actually it is a hiking lumbar pack.  I hate the weight on my shoulders when I’m hiking. binoculars camera (used to take this photo) Sibley … Continue reading

Adventure with the littles… take two

Knowing that the situation at the park yesterday had been resolved, we went back to have an adventure today.  65 degrees and sunny… yes, we are there! The littles are turning into great bird watchers!  They have learned these fine basics already: freeze! whispering walking softly on crunchy grass/sticks/leaves listening for birds to sing & … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – March 14, 2010

Even with all the flooding and cold, nasty weather I was able to see a few birds.  Nothing new but still had fun and got a good workout in with all the extra hiking around flooded areas.  43 degrees F.  Here are my counts: Location 1: 1 wood duck (m) 1 great blue heron 2 … Continue reading

You know you’re a birder when…

It’s 43 degrees F, drizzling and overcast but you hike miles around this to get to your birding spot anyway. March 14, 2010 – 2 of the dams (north) are flooded, streets closed.  Of course these are also a couple of the best birding spots so I went anyway.

Sunday Outing – February 1, 2009

It was a beautiful sunny, clear winter day. We hiked about 2.5 miles in a foot of snow. The paths weren’t very clear so it was a hard hike but it was a lot of fun and we saw all kinds of winter birds. Temperature was about 36 degrees F What we saw:MallardsCanada Geese (many)Great … Continue reading

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