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 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!!
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 […]
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! […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]