Ducks in the City

Duck season ~ I really do love duck season. There is just something silly and fun about these diving and dabbling feathered friends that play and swim in the frozen waters. The season is just beginning for me and this time of year one of my usual duck spots is smack dab in the center…

Beginning of a New Year

Time flies when you’re having fun. The New Year has begun and after my rant and rave just at the end of the year about what had happened with the Snowy Owls in Delaware and New Jersey, I took a break and went on walkabout. The week after the holidays is always very quiet for…

Snowy Owl and Social Responsibility

It’s time for me to rant a little as something came up yesterday when I was out in the field in Delaware visiting the Snowy Owl that many have heard of by now. Please bear with me as this will be a long story. Allow me to first say that wildlife is unpredictable, but many…

A Snowy Owl

From shore to shore I traveled this past week. Leaving the beautiful and soft sands of Southwest Florida where the breezes were light and the temperatures were warm to the cold and brisk Northeastern seaboard of Delaware. Before my trip I had heard that a number of Snowy Owls had traveled further south than usual…

Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

One of the many expeditions around the world that I would like to do was to travel to Southwest Florida and visit the Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral. I had heard of these darling little owls that live in holes throughout the town. Acting as mascots or perhaps even the town Mayor, these Owls are…

On Walkabout

I was going through my images that I’ve taken this year, and in particular my bird photography folder. It wasn’t long before I realized that this year has been so busy that I really haven’t birded nearly enough. “I need to fix that” I tell myself and vowed I get out a little more to…

A Man and His Birds

In a truly miraculous way, Birds of Prey saved a young man from heading down the road of ill repute. Rodney Stotts of Rodney’s Raptors located in Laurel, Maryland was an endangered youth on the ghetto streets of Washington D.C. At a point in his gun wielding, drug dealing days he realized that the path…

A Little of This – a Little of That

It’s been such a busy year that being able to go out on walk-about in my favorite nature haunts hasn’t happened. I miss being able to slow down and get close to nature. Granted I don’t miss the ticks, the mosquitoes the humid mornings in the summer, but I miss it all the same. The…