Bryan's Posts About Birds
The Eagle and the Gull
An exceedingly rare eagle and a gull at sea. Alone and away from the crowds, I more enjoyed the gull.
Birdwatching’s Carbon Problem
A moral question for birdwatchers and others who enjoy — and simultaneously harm — nature on a warming planet.
A Fading Serenade
My essay, published Sunday in The Boston Globe, about aging as a field biologist — and finding new ways to save wildlife and wild places on a damaged planet.
Podcast: Birding and Conversation
My morning birding with Erica Heilman, a dear friend and the creator of Rumble Strip. It’s a podcast. So as we watched Yellow Warblers glow, Erica and I talked about birds and about finding our place in the world.
Finding respite from suburbia, in suburbia, within a flock of swallows on the wing. Oh, and some friendly advice for over-eager birdwatchers and photographers.
Insects for Birders
Join me April 2 for inspiration and practical advice on turning your binoculars toward butterflies, dragonflies, fireflies, tiger beetles and other glittering insects, which E. O. Wilson calls the “little things that run the world.”
First in Flower
The Eastern Bluebird, singing in a flight display overhead, put an end to winter. My day could have been complete. Then came the flowers.
The Light is Coming
I have no clue what Punxsutawney Phil declared on Groundhog Day. Shadows may come and go. What is certain, however, is the light — and nature’s response.
The Year in Flight
From tiny butterflies to grand landscapes, my images of wildlife and wild places during a turbulent and traumatic year.
“Short” Things for the Solstice
On this shortest day of a long and dark year, I bring you solstice greetings expressed in photographs of “short” things in nature.
Say what you will about the coronavirus tragedy — and I need not add to the dialogue here — but it seems to be good for gull-watching.
Geese, Gulls and Owls
Three celebrations of “stick season” — in black, white and gray: the eruption of Snow Geese here in Vermont and in New York, the anticipation of Snowy Owls from the Arctic, and the joys of watching gulls during my online workshop on November 20.