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American Dipper

by Jeannie Marcure One of my favorite things about bird watching is that it can be done almost anywhere and can easily be combined with other pastimes. If you’re quietly aware of the natural world around you, great birding moments often happen when you least expect them. One such serendipitous moment occurred for me last […]

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Snowy Owl

By Marcy Mahr My fascination with Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) began with a close encounter of the bird kind one winter day in the mid-1980s while I was in college in Vermont. I was studying in the library when I heard a soft thud against the window. I looked up from my book right into […]

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Heron

Great Blue Heron

By Ben Long The Great Blue Heron is one of those big, glamorous birds that delight both the novice and the expert birder alike. Not everyone appreciates the different phases of the dark-eyed junco, or can distinguish the calls of treetop warblers, but everyone can appreciate the Great Blue Heron. First off, they are big. […]

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Killdeer

Killdeer

By Jeannie Marcure In an effort to improve my birding skills, I’ve recently been trying to learn to identify birds by their calls. For someone lacking musical training or talent, this is a daunting task, so it makes sense that I’d have a special fondness for any bird that makes this job easier by calling […]

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Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

By Jeannie Marcure This months’ feature bird might well be described as the “Mighty Mouse” of our local marshes and ponds. My memorable first encounter with this little dynamo occurred one spring day as my husband and I were carrying our kayak through a wet area to reach water. Alerted by a noisy chattering sound, […]

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Kinglet

Ruby-crowned & Golden-crowned Kinglets

By Linda de Kort Last week, the serviceberry bushes by our home were buzzing with royal activity. Kinglets of both local species were flitting and hovering, gleaning the insects from the leaves of the bush. This gave me a golden and ruby opportunity to compare the field markings of these two diminutive birds. The kinglets […]

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