Show notes for Episode 13 “Celebrating red, white, and blue”

Austin update from the field What is the process of identifying eggs in a nest? Do’s and dont’s Bird Sayings / Myths / Superstitions A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush it’s better to be content with what you have than to risk losing everything by seeking more. [phrases.org] Better breakdown […]

Show notes for Episode 12 “A Tribute to Backyards”

Cleaning out the Bird Bath Update from Kevin Archer I used a Nikon d7200 and sigma 100-400mm contemporary lens. I did my first bird count this past December for the Christmasbird count. I had plans for big day already.  Y’all still did inspire me to go out even in the inclement weather lol.  The winds were […]

Show notes for Episode 11 “Momma Birds Day”

Taking out the Bird Bath Clifford Hawley included step by step instructions how to “request a hotspot” Global Big Day Tally around the worldFrom the eBird email blast In April 2019, eBirders worldwide contributed 1,066,038 checklists of birds. This is up 16% over April last year. The total number of eBird observations is now 648,469,494. You […]

Show notes for Episode 10 “Celebrating Global Big Day 2019”

Cleaning out the bird bath Why Cowbird are ok. Sarah K Winnicki Coolest takeaway Nature’s fail-safe: “Finches feed their nestlings too many plant parts for cowbirds to survive—they need insects and will almost always starve to death in finch nests.” https://wakelet.com/wake/14fcf519-66bf-4bbe-8fc8-06e587b8bf42 Preparation for the day Logistics Tim: Chair, water, charging batteries, bug spray Austin: Camera, […]