If you ever see an “injured” adult bird, don’t necessarily believe it. In summer, Kildeer nest in these tiny nests — often in parking lots at my work. The first time I saw a limping momma Kildeer, I felt sorry for her. She limped. She
cocked her wing to make it look like it was mangled. I’ve since learned this is a ploy momma’s do to lead you away from her precious babies. Groovy, right?!
The Administration’s 2018 budget blueprint, released last month, would eliminate many EPA programs — bird habitat and important conservation programs decimated. The crippled bird, may be all too real in the future.
I subscribe to a bird watch list serv run by our state’s ornithology chapter. It provides birders a place to share locations of interesting birds for the rest of the list serv members. The Fall/Winter that the Snowy Owl locations dipped down further South than they had been in centuries, was a particularly great year to be using the list serv.
I do a lot of birding, but it is ducks that I really love to find and watch. Recently, I had a lifer – a bird type first seen and positively identified – to add to my life list of birds. Cinnamon Teal. Unfortunately, I do not have a nice enough camera to justify posting a picture here. Therefore, enjoy this photo taken be Joan Gellatly.
I quickly knew from posts on the list serv where to go to try and see this Teal. It worked like a charm.