Bryan's Posts About Birdwatching
When Songbirds Fall to Earth
Delivered from the fog, the grace and irony of tired warblers feeding at my feet on Monhegan Island, Maine.
The Falcon and the Flycatcher
Here on Monhegan Island, a flycatcher dies in a falcon’s grip, and then falls gracefully to earth. Oh, and Scarlet Tanagers — lots and lots of Scarlet Tanagers.
What’s Next: Warblers
I am grateful that the leaves are taking their time arriving this spring. That’s because the warblers are coming. Well, actually, the warblers are already here. So please see them — now.
The Forecast Calls for Finches
Finches and other visitors from the far north have already begun to show up in New England and northern tier states. And the forecast is for more of them. Lots more.
My Extra Hour in Nature
When the rest of America turns back its clocks this weekend, I’ll begin my plan to bend time and claim one wild and precious hour.
Snowy Owl Alert
Snowy Owls are now turning up in New England, Quebec, Ontario, Michigan and across central Canadian provinces. I’ll be tracking the migration for you this winter on the Snowy Owl Scoop.
A Flock of Sunrises and a Singular Sunset on Monhegan Island
Yes, the dawn can glow through the fog on Monhegan Island. But these sunrises were tiny warblers, glimmering for us birdwatchers in hues of red, orange, yellow, bay, blue and green.
The Death of a Hummingbird
In the struggle for existence, here’s a loser. Or so it would seem. I found this Costa’s Hummingbird on Saturday, already gone, in the riparian zone along the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona.
On Darwin Day: Saving Songbirds
Today, Charles Darwin’s Birthday, I offer you a reflection from my annual bird survey at Bear Swamp in Wolcott, Vermont, where the Yellow-bellied Flycatchers call out no more.
2018 Review: Point-and-Shoot Cameras for Wildlife
My 2018 digital camera review for wildlife watchers, including lots of sample photos.
Public Radio Gets with the Gulls
Listen to me proselytize about the audacity of gulls on Vermont Public Radio.
An Arctic Adventure Among Gulls
From origins somewhere in the Arctic, not too far from the North Pole, a young Glaucous Gull made an incredible journey to a compost pile here in Vermont last year. And it might have just returned for a second winter visit.