Tag: migration

Shorebirds Galore!

Last week I headed to the Delaware shore in search of migrating shorebirds and in particular the Red Knot. I knew the Red knot would be elusive as the reports I had studied on the Cornell University eBird.org showed that they had pushed through earlier in the month. […]

Bird Extravaganza

It’s spring time and spring time means bird migration along the Atlantic Fly-way. For a number of years the manor’s garden has become a bird sanctuary with water, food, and shelter for our feathered friends. The more the birds I’ve had settle in, the more passer-by’s stop by […]

Wishing for Warblers

Allow me to first thank everyone for your loving support and kind comments about my noble beast Javalin. As you can imagine, it’s been a hard week to recover from the loss of such a wonderful partner, but your thoughts have given me strength. My need to find […]

That’s a Lot of Geese

The bird migration on the Atlantic flyway is beginning in earnest. Earlier than usual due to the milder winter tens of thousands of snow geese have landed at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County, Stevens Pennsylvania. Visiting last Friday driving just up the road from the […]

Ducks Galore

The adventure to Maryland’s Eastern Shore brought more than just the plentiful ducks at Oakley Street in Cambridge, Maryland but also a lovely variety of ducks on the remote and quiet Hooper’s Island. Ducks that I usually find at Ocean City Inlet were enjoying the waters along the […]

Little Yellow Bird

The Yellowbird by James Whitcomb Riley HEY! my little Yellowbird, What you doing there? Like a flashing sun-ray, Flitting everywhere: Dangling down the tall weeds And the hollyhocks, And the lordly sunflowers Along the garden-walks. Ho! my gallant Golden-bill, Pecking ‘mongst the weeds, You must have for breakfast […]

Tree Swallows

SWALLOWS travel to and fro, And the great winds come and go, And the steady breezes blow, Bearing perfume, bearing love. Breezes hasten, swallows fly, Towered clouds forever ply, And at noonday, you and I See the same sunshine above. Robert Louis Stevenson

Horned Grebe

One of the many migrating birds that pass through the Chesapeake Bay is the Horned Grebe. Unique in their red eyes, and coloring around the males heads, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by these odd creatures. They dive for fish and are excellent underwater swimmers. Sometimes watching […]