A Nature Break For Our Caregivers

As caregivers ourselves, we at NurseMotherCaregiver know how difficult it can be to find time and ways to relax and take care of ourselves. We hope this virtual visit to nature will give you a little respite and delight, when you don’t have a chance to enjoy nature for real.

Bird is the word - A Blog for bird watchers.
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 info@nursemothercaregiver.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!!

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 15

By G.S. Wedders | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had the urge to go back to a local pond and I’m sure glad I did! It was fun spending a beautiful afternoon slowly circling the outskirts of the pond looking for Common Yellowthroat Warblers.  I was first ‘greeted’ by a pair of Wood Ducks who retreated to the cover of lily pads upon […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 14 – “Clock Series” Part 3- Purple Martin

By G.S. Wedders | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Part 3 of  ‘The Clock Series’ brings us to:   2:00 The Purple Martin   Purple Martins are one of the birds I had not seen yet when I received this clock. With a goal to see each species on the clock this raised the issue even more that I had to go see them! […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 13

By G.S. Wedders | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pretty excited after yesterday’s Rose-breasted Grosbeak,  I headed out to the beach, eager to see the recently reported warbler species and assorted birds that had been spotted over the last few days. I tried to not get too excited as I gathered my pertinent stuff as I exited my car. Binoculars, camera loaded with memory […]

The Beauty of Birding by Rachelle Vaughn

By G.S. Wedders | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Beauty of Birding by Rachelle Vaughn   Everyone needs a hobby that helps them recharge, gain perspective, and put a smile back on their face when life gets them down. Birding is that activity for me. The dazzling scenery and amazing wildlife at my local wildlife refuge is the perfect thing to help me […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 12

By G.S. Wedders | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Running around doing errands I quickly stopped at a local pond since migration was rumored to be in full swing. This great local pond tends to have so many great birds and today was no different. I saw my first ever Rose-breasted Grosbeak!!  It was one of those birds I just never thought I would […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 11- The “Clock Series” Part 2- Song Sparrow + Bonus Sparrowtacular!!

By G.S. Wedders | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  1:00 The Song Sparrow     My area of the country has many sparrows. Easily the most numerous is the House Sparrow, a non-native sparrow,which was introduced to North America in the last 200 years. Coming second in numbers are our Song Sparrows. In this blog I’m going to highlight not only Song Sparrows, […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 10

By G.S. Wedders | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a few rainy days it sure was nice to get out today and see what birds may have stopped over here on their long journeys headed to their winter migration. Today’s site was a large state park, and right away I was greeted by Tree, Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows. They were all flying […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 9

By G.S. Wedders | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

This time of year I spend a lot more time at the park where I’ve been seeing the Great Horned Owls. Migrating birds seem to like this place too! Blue–gray Gnatcatchers can be heard and seen as they cover lots of trees and branches doing their thing. Up high in the trees you may see […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 8- A great gift from my Mom – The “Clock series” Part 1- Summer Tanager

By G.S. Wedders | September 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

My Mom gave me this great clock awhile back because she knows I’m into birds- it’s my favorite clock ever! (Thanks Mom!!) It has a different bird at every hour, and it just happens that all 12 birds on this clock are find-able in my area!!  Some much harder to locate than others! Every bird […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 7

By G.S. Wedders | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

“One good Owl deserves another”, apparently  hahaha. So.. while checking back to see the aforementioned Great-horned Owl, I saw a fella walking a dog but also had binoculars on him, I asked him if he was a birder, figuring if he seemed cool I’d simply point up and say casual..”yeah.. Great Horned Owl..right there..” But […]