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 […]

Can a Bird do that?

I think I’m being pranked. Yet another thing that humans had reserved for themselves – intentional use of fire, seems to be falling by the wayside. Black kites and brown falcons in Australia have been documented dropping burning twigs in areas outside of the fire’s reach in order to flush out tasty bits of protein-lizards, […]