Bird is the word!!
Please join me on my nature walks as I take you through the four seasons of the Northeastern U.S.
My goal is to try to express the fun and benefits of getting out for healthy walks and being greeted by wonderful birds and wildlife.
My dream is that you will be inspired, as I was several years ago, to grab a pair of binoculars or a camera. I never looked back and it has helped my physical and mental health. My knowledge of birds has certainly improved in a short time and so can yours!
I plan to write to you frequently with my ongoing birding adventures. In addition, I'm planning to do extra entries to go in depth on past photos and experiences as well as highlight facts and information about individual species of birds to keep things interesting.
So, please check back often!
Please use this email email@example.com to send me your questions and to ask me for any/all bird identifications you come across on your adventures!
Whether you are new to this or experienced, if you'd like your bird stories to appear in my blog I welcome that too! Send 'em my way! Let’s have some fun and go birding together!! ~ G.S. Wedders
**Blog Update 10/2/17** I'm so happy and excited to announce we have a huge upgrade to the 'Bird Is The Word' blog! 'The Beauty of Birding' by Rachelle Vaughn has its first post included below! Reading about birds of the west coast of the United States is such a treat, and a much needed and enjoyed contrast to my Eastern U.S sightings! I'm so blown away by her writing and photographs and you will be too!! Here's the link! https://nursemothercaregiver.com/beauty-birding-rachelle-vaughn/
After a few days of rainy weather a trip to the beach was in order. I feared most of the migration may have passed me by, but saw a report from the local beach. The report didn’t mention any rare birds, but to me it marked a possible new wave of migrants. The reported birds […]
5:00 The Common Yellowthroat Part 6 of the clock series brings us to the Common Yellowthroat, a type of wood warbler that breeds and spends summers in my area. They tend to stay in the underbrush and go about their business in a stealth-like manner. Due to this, the Common Yellowthroat has certainly […]
A long drive to see reported Wood Duck Ducklings was worth the ride, as they were seen right away! What beauties!!! The female was shepherding the little ones around, as they tried to behave in their rambunctious youthful way. A male Wood Duck had been spotted in the distance, but the female with the ducklings […]
Another quick trip to the beach started out with hopes of seeing a Canada Warbler that had been spotted recently. That did not happen for me, but , Common Yellowthroats, Blackpoll and American Redstart Warblers as well as Brown Thrashers and Tree Swallows were seen right away. Meeting up with a birder buddy that I’ve […]
With not much time to go birding today, I popped over by the bay picking up a nice Ruddy Turnstone. A very nice shorebird that gave me some decent looks although it did seem a bit wary of having a human in the vicinity. Afterwards, I worked my way around a local pond. Warbling Vireo’s […]
4:00 The Wood Thrush Part 5 of the clock series brings us to the Wood Thrush, and I’ve been kinda dreading this particular post because my photo’s of this bird are very very poor. When I was just getting into birding, a trip through a path of dark woods yielded this new […]
Another day, another beach visit. It just seemed like such a beautiful day out, and I had a few Black-throated Blue Warblers out my window before I even got the cobwebs out of my eyes. Upon arriving things were pretty slow. The previous hotspots were not hopping. However, I got a fantastic treat.. a birder […]
After two not so great weather days for bird watching, both with grey skies, one filled with rain the other very windy, another attempt was made at the beach. Grey skies and occasional drizzles were still in the air, but so were to, the birds. On the ground I spotted a Magnolia Warbler on the […]
Part 3! Wow, what started out as an idea to post pictures from a calendar I make annually for close friends and family has stretched into a three-parter! I hope you are enjoying it! Its been fun for me to relive my past birding year, and each picture brings back a memory of the day […]
I hope you enjoyed part one of my ‘Bird Is The Word’ calendar series which covered January through June! And without further ado, here is July through December to complete the year! Unless I ramble on and on and need to go for a part three hahaha. I noticed the last few years I loaded […]