Monday, May 16, 2016


I've been lax posting here since I've been getting my new blog up and running, but it's a bonus when a BIGBY bird is captured on my feeder cam!
white-crowned sparrows
These are 2 of the 4 white-crowned sparrows I've been seeing in my yard. Some of them may have moved on, though.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring Trail Pond

One of the closest spots to walk to from my current home is this little pond in the Arboretum. At dusk, I heard my FOY American woodcock "peent"-ing!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Early Migration

Today, I found several fox sparrows in the Arboretum, along with a song sparrow.

Friday, March 4, 2016


It's not often that a BIGBY walk turns into something that makes the ABA RBA, but last weekend's black vulture put us there!
black vulture (2/26)
Very lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and especially that it was 2 blocks from my house!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

SW Commuter Path

We returned to the bike path in hopes of relocating the vulture today, but no luck. We did find a large flock of roosting turkey vultures, but no black vulture with them. In the other direction, we found a hairy woodpecker. As a phenology note, we saw some pine siskins chasing each other in a tree overhanging the trail! In walking through the neighborhoods, we came across a flock of wild turkey in a yard.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

My Best BIGBY Find to Date!

While taking a walk down the sidewalks of my neighborhood, Paul Schilke and I found a black vulture in a kettle of turkey vultures!!!
"largest" bird in this photo
It just goes to show, you absolutely never know what you'll find on an evening stroll. Oh, the joy of birding!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Late to the Game 2016

I've been slow to start this year's BIGBY, but with some nice backyard feeder birds and a neighborhood walk this afternoon, I'm on the board!