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Marbled Rye…I mean Godwit! ‘Bird is The Word’ blog #63

The marbled godwit was a bird high up on my ‘hopefuls’ list, and a bird that eluded me for some time! A friend saw them at the beach consistently hanging with american oystercatchers, but try as I might I just could not get so lucky. A reported red-necked phalarope got me to one of my…

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Trip to get a Sandwich! ‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog #62

As many a trip as I’ve taken to the local beach in hopes to see a sandwich tern, I just couldn’t get lucky enough to see one. arctic tern,..check, black tern…check, roseate tern, forster’s tern, royal tern, least tern, common tern…check! The one I was missing was the sandwich tern, and it showed up…yup, it…

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6th Sense!! Calendar series Part 6 ‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog #61

6th sense!! Thank you for coming along to this 6th edition of this ‘ Bird Is The Word’ blog calendar series! This will conclude this particular calendar! Perhaps 6th sense is appropriate, as maybe it takes some Extrasensory Perception, some ESP if you will to sense that there is something calling out to you, something…

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Third Installment! Calendar series Part 3 ‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog #58

Welcome to the third part of this Calendar series!! So far we’ve covered American Goldfinch,Northern Pintail, Wood Duck, Yellow Warbler, Purple Finch,White-breasted Nuthatch, Indigo Bunting, Merlin and Sharp-shinned Hawk. That brings us to May, and one of my favorite birding experiences ever!!   May: Black-capped Chickadee     My local salt marsh had baby Black-capped…

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In continuum! Calendar series Part 2 ‘Bird Is The Word’ blog #57

In continuum from last week, we’ll pick up from right where we left off! So far we’ve covered…the cover…hahaha as well as January and February. March brings us to a pair of raptors! So, here we go!!!!   March: Merlin and Sharp-Shinned Hawk       It’s pretty intense getting this close to a wild…

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Calendar series Part 1 ‘Bird Is The Word’ blog #56

Last December I did a holiday picture special for the ‘Bird Is The Word’ blog which was essentially a ‘Calendar Series’ of my most recent calendar project that I design on Snapfish.com or Vistaprint.com, depending on who has a good sale at the time! Here is a link for part one of that three part…

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Snowy Owls keep you cool!! ‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog #55

It’s the dog days of summer here in the north east Atlantic coast. Many breeding birds are tending to their chicks and we are just starting to get an influx of shorebirds migrating south through our area. There’s been a lot of heat, a lot of bugs, a lot of sunscreen and a lot of…

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