Golden-crowned Kinglets & Bridges of Recall

Golden-crowned Kinglets & Bridges of Recall

When I was growing up, my grandparents owned twenty acres of woodlands and marshes that were a haven for birds.  My grandfather took long planks, forming Zen-like bridges which zig zagged through the wetlands, creating a trail to the Baker River where we would take...
Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

This sweet bird greets me every morning outside my mom’s kitchen window in New Hampshire. Both the male and the female are building a nest under the back porch by the cellar door. They habitually place their mud, moss and grass nests in protected nooks on bridges,...
True Colors: How Birds See the World

True Colors: How Birds See the World

Guest Author: Cynthia Berger  IN THE EARLY 1970s, A RESEARCHER testing the ability of pigeons to discriminate colors discovered by accident that the birds can see ultraviolet (UV) light. The finding was deemed curious but not too important. “It was natural for...
THINKING OF IRAN

THINKING OF IRAN

Dr. Mehdi Khorisani was born in Karbala, Iraq, of Persian parents. He did his studies at the University of Najaf in Iraq.  His father was an Ayatollah.  As a young boy, Mehdi Khorisani would sit by his father’s side to learn about dealing with people and...