Tag Archives: bird

Going nuts (or acorns)

Huntley Meadows is a wetland reserve in Northern Virginia. I sometimes visit it, but probably not as often as I would have liked. Today after running some errands, I stopped by. The late afternoon sunlight was brilliant and warm. Although … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on banding and attaching devices to animals, and a proposal

I have been thinking about banding and attaching devices (such as radio transmitters) to animals for some time. On one hand, I totally understand the reasoning behind these practices: individual animals are difficult to distinguish, banding allows scientists to tell … Continue reading

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My wild goose chase

OK, so it is cliche now to call an activity a “wild goose chase”, but in my case, I was really chasing two wild geese. On January 31, 2014, a report of Pink-footed Geese in Baltimore, Maryland sent the birding … Continue reading

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Urban Oasis

Frying Pan Farm Park isĀ is a small county park located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It has a working farm (Kidwell Farm), a Visitor Center, a country store, an indoor arena (for equestrian competitions and practices) and other recreational facilities. But … Continue reading

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10 years to finish a book

The book is “Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park“; it has merely 101 pages (mine is the second edition, published in 2002). It’s taken me 10 years to finish it. How so? Because I hiked it. Actually, I did … Continue reading

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