World Migratory Bird Day celebrates bird migration in America. Bird migration is a regular seasonal movement often north and south along flyway between breeding and wintering grounds. Some birds are obligate, meaning they travel by instinct, the same time every year. Other birds are facultative, which means they migrate more with conditions of the moment,… Read More WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
Spring is officially here, it may not feel like it in some places, but it is psychologically uplifting to be in the actual season. Read SEASON OF OPTIMISM. Robins are often considered a spring bird, but the fact is they are around all year. They just stay in the trees more when the weather is… Read More SPRING!
“Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul.”–A.D.Williams
Here are two birds I watched while on the hiking trail. I do see them both throughout the year, hopping on the ground looking for grub. Gray-headed juncos are a dark eye junco sub-species that typically skitters on the ground pecking or scratching at leaf litter or low underbrush seeking food from twigs and leaves. American Robins… Read More GROUND FEEDING BIRDS