Shorebird identification….

…or the moment where you realize you are still very much a birding amateur, because shorebird identification is incredibly frustrating without an expert handy. Killdeer, check. Ones with black bands of patterns are easy enough to narrow down. Everything else is some mix of brown and white. On an urban reservoir with a small mudflat, […]

Sparrows

I’d never much considered the fact that there must be different kind of sparrows beyond house sparrow, though I knew they weren’t native, I didn’t quite know what kinds of other sparrows were around. I’ve become rather fond of native sparrows. The pink bill of a field sparrow still makes me smile. I rejoiced at […]