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 […]

Spring Fever

The world is bursting at the seams with birdsong. Swirling in my run-of-the-mill anxiety, it was a relief to go outside into the greenery. I was caught inside my own head, frenetically (but efficiently!) darting from place to place within the house – washing dishes, refreshing sourdough starter, filling the bird feeder, making hummingbird nectar,  folding laundry, […]

Urban Jungle

I was the star producer in my own NatGeo special today – except my camera was an iPhone and my quarry was in a park. I was walking around a neighborhood park with a co-worker and discussing the buffleheads and cormorant we’d already seen amidst floating plastic, when a flapping figure went past my vision […]