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!!
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!! Here's the link! https://nursemothercaregiver.com/beauty-birding-rachelle-vaughn/

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 33 – Back to the Beach!!

By G.S. Wedders | February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 32 “The Clock Series” Part 6 – Common Yellowthroat

By G.S. Wedders | February 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 31- Wood Ducklings + much more!

By G.S. Wedders | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 30

By G.S. Wedders | January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 29

By G.S. Wedders | January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 28 – “The Clock Series” Part 5 – Wood Thrush

By G.S. Wedders | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 27

By G.S. Wedders | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 26

By G.S. Wedders | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 25 – Holiday Picture Special – Part 3

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

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 […]

‘Bird Is The Word’ Blog 24 – Holiday Picture Special-Part 2

By G.S. Wedders | December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]