Fantasy Birding

Ok, now I have heard it all. Fantasy birdwatching or Fantasy Birding. It’s a thing. I’m certainly behind that curve as I know nothing about fantasy football. Oh, I have a vague notion that one picks various football players from different teams and puts them together in some sort of…

Spring Comes Earlier Every Year

[caption id="attachment_10816" align="alignleft" width="637"] European Blackbird[/caption] Researchers have been tracking bird migration for many years but the biggest changes have come in the last fifty or so. According to the Science Daily, birds in Canada and Europe are moving northward a bit earlier each year. Birds that breed on the…

Insectivory

[caption id="attachment_10793" align="alignleft" width="363"] Crickets (Acheta domesticus) inside a bell pepper with a side of lubber grasshoppers (Romalea microptera) and superworms (Zophobas morio) From the New York Times. Sept. 8, 2018[/caption] A few years ago I traveled to South Vietnam. One day, walking along a backcountry road looking for birds,…