Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Last week my friend Brian called. He had found a grounded bird outside and wasn’t sure if it was stunned or injured. He asked me what he should do—I always worry about grounded birds because of domestic or feral cats that can be lurking in the shadows.  I...
Raven

Raven

I wake up early in the morning to the sounds of croaking and knocking calls of a pair of ravens sitting on the railing of our deck.  These ravens has become our alarm clock. My partner jumps out of bed, grabs some food for them,  runs out and places it on the railing...
Return of the Swallows

Return of the Swallows

Yesterday midmorning I was on our deck looking down the hillside to see if any of our fruit trees were in blossom yet.  I had been sick with a terrible cold and wanted to get some fresh air.  All of a sudden soaring gracefully in the sky— there they were. The...
Jerdon’s Babbler

Jerdon’s Babbler

Thank you, Justin! This article by Justin Moyer /photo courtesy of WCS Though we’re officially in the the Holocene (“entirely recent”) epoch, some scientists say we’re actually living in an age they call the Anthropocene. As Smithsonian magazine put it: “They argue...