Tag Archive: birds

If there are birds, things are okay.

I followed in Dad’s tracks, stepping in each footprint like I did when I was little. His feet are slightly pigeon-toed, and I rotated my boots a few degrees to fit exactly within his prints.

Scattering Blue

Exciting news: one of my thesis essays, “Scattering Blue,” has been published on Entropy as part of their “The Birds” series! You can read the entire essay on the Entropy site: Entropy: Scattering Blue… Continue reading

Hello again

It’s been a while. Turns out that grad school takes up an inordinate amount of time. Who would have guessed? But, I’m done! I’m the proud new owner of a Masters of Science… Continue reading

Bird Banding in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Noise. Alarm. Snooze. Again. Clock 6:08 a.m. Light on. Up. Bathroom. Face cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, pee. Wash hands, spit, rinse, washcloth on face. Dry. Clothes off shelf: sports bra, socks, t-shirt, cargo pants,… Continue reading

“Why Read a Book?”

Two of my pleasures, in one poem: reading and looking at birds. Oh man. Not sure I’d always choose birds over books, but on these beautiful fall days, when the sun is warm… Continue reading

Bird Banding Selfies

Bird Banders in the News Again! Last week we had a group from the Martin Meylin Middle School (which is located somewhere in Pennsylvania) visit the banding station. They were such a great… Continue reading

A Few Things That Make Me Happy

A Few Things That Make Me Happy A List In No Particular Order       savoring a cup of tea while wrapped in a blanket in front of the woodstove. waking, realizing… Continue reading

Black Vulture

I have no doubt that one day I will be an old black vulture, my face a mass of wrinkles and sparse hair. I will sun myself along the boardwalk, and stare down… Continue reading

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”: the Owl Version

You may have heard the Daft Punk song “Get Lucky.” If not, here’s a Youtube video: I enjoy this song, and find it very catchy. I also enjoy those snazzy sequin suit jackets… Continue reading

How To Catch A Bird in A Mist Net

Or, How to Catch a Bird in 6 Steps   ***For those who don’t know what a mist net is, check out this informative, well-written, entertaining, engaging blog post: What Is A Mist Net?***… Continue reading