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/
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 Chickadee’s […]
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 bird […]
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 […]
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 […]
I read blogs, that’s why I write one. As a birder I’m always trying to learn, trying to see what’s going on locally, and keeping informed on what birders refer to as “extralimital” meaning maybe there is something cool going on a state or two away! I also write a blog because while working at […]
If you read this blog then you know that ducks are a favorite of mine! I have gone through considerable efforts to see what’s possible in my area, sometimes coming up with the near-impossible! Meaning ducks that are quite uncommon like King Eider and Barrow’s Goldeneye. The other day such an event occurred when local […]
The Common Tern show that goes on at my local beach each summer is just amazing! Thousands of Terns arrive in late spring to nest near the coast. They will mate, incubate eggs, raise young and eventually head back to their southern wintering grounds. As I turn (tern??) my attention from the migrating warblers, I […]
Last week’s blog entry about “Nemesis” birds, was just sort of a tongue in cheek reference to a hard to find bird that keeps being elusive no matter how dedicated you are in the search to find one. Nemesis does sound like kind of a negative term, and by no means is that meant to […]
Ah, the Nemesis bird…Nemesis with a capital N! Birding is such a positive experience, but sure, sometimes a strange looking bird zipping out of sight leaving you baffled, or a missed photo opportunity can bring forth some less then stellar feelings, but that’s O.K.! You take it in stride the best you can or you […]
11:00 The Hermit Thrush Well, its come full circle! With this entry we have traveled the entire John James Audubon singing bird clock! Last up is the Hermit Thrush! We have a few other thrushes in our area like Swainson’s,Gray Cheeked and Wood Thrush. Other thrushes I see are American Robins, Eastern Bluebird and […]