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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
9:00 The Red-winged Blackbird! Welcome back to the clock series! If you are not familiar with this series yet, we are going around clockwise the John James Audubon singing bird clock with stories about each included bird! It felt like something fun to strive for after I received this great clock as a […]
A hot day, brought me to the beach, to the sandbar, hoping to see a recently reported Whimbrel…it’s not my first time looking and it won’t be the last as this trip proved unfruitful for that bird! However birding is very rarely without some surprises, especially when your like me and all birds appeal as […]
Aaahh, back down to the beach…it feels strange after spending so many hours there recently to be back. This time there will be no rare warblers, but shorebird migration seems to be a thing now. Local birders have seen White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Whimbrel, Ruff and other assorted like birds. The Whimbrel is the one […]
8 0′ clock! The Eastern Bluebird! Just a few birds left to make it all the way around the John James Audubon singing bird clock! We’ve made it to 8:00 the Eastern Bluebird! This bird is not very common in my area, but they do reside in spring and summer not too far […]
Getting a late start on the day I picked a park that although a decent drive seemed like a decent place to spend the day. I had heard American Woodcocks can be seen there, and I know where the Eastern Screech Owl’s live. Both those birds tend to be easier to see late in the […]
Visiting the local salt marsh with my friend today we were greeted by a American Goldfinch landing on a thistle plant to feed. It only stayed for a moment, but its summer plumage colors were remarkable! We headed down a path that leads to a beachy dune. Northern Cardinals and Mockingbirds were seen. Unfortunately we […]
Getting to the beach at sunset, my goal was to see the progress of the baby Common Terns, Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers. Their colonies inhabit the local beaches each summer. The baby birds are just soooo cute! Upon arriving I saw some American Oystercatchers and hung out with them. After getting in such a […]
7:00 The Carolina Wren Welcome back to another episode of the clock series! If you are not familiar with this series yet, it is a search to see each species on the Audubon singing clock. My Mom gave me this clock as a gift and I […]
Without having time to bird today I crow-barred in a quick visit to the lake hoping to see some Herons. With things to do, and dinner needing to be cooked, not much time would be afforded. Would it be worth it? Of course! It really always is, now that I think about it! It was […]
6:00 The Eastern Meadowlark The “Clock Series” continues onto 6:00 the Eastern Meadowlark! I have to admit the Eastern Meadowlark was a bit of a ‘nemesis’ bird there for a little while. Nemesis meaning I just couldn’t luck out on one no matter how hard I tried! And tried hard I had! A […]