Show notes for Episode 21 “Responsible Development”

Birding at Stillhouse Hollow Lake I watched a male cardinal feed the first clutch comprised of two fledglings not sure if my photography captured it Wearing Off spray…heeding my own advice Question for Austin: When I see a birding hotspot on eBird…does that mean its a hotspot now at this moment of time or has been […]

Show notes for Episode 15 “Birds of Summer”

Audubon Calendar 2020 Focus on photographers who entered the Audubon Photography Competiton Run through birds of the month Cleaning out the bird bath New listeners Anyone is welcome to post on our main thread We love to share photos with the community…especially when they are cowbird related Prehistoric penguin: Hesperornis regalis Bird Intelligence Introductions General observations […]

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 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, […]

Show notes for Episode 8 “Spring Housekeeping”

News Migration is here! Stay tuned to http://birdcast.infofor up to date migration information http://birdcast.info/live-migration-maps/for doppler (live) info Tim uses doppler radar signatures to detect large groupings A very cool trick for the upcoming Big Day https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myradar-noaa-weather-radar/id322439990?mt=8 Monarch butterflies population has declined by more than 80 percent https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2019/monarch-butterfly-04-02-2019.php Cleaning out the Bird Bath Update from Tim’s birding […]