Of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

The other day I was reading the blog of a fellow citizen of Penn’s Woods, Walt Franklin of Rivertop Rambles. I’m not a fly fisherman, but watching those guys on slate run years ago, taking a break from hiking the Black Forest trail, well, there was something Zen or maybe Taoist about it, how they…

The Dike at Dusk, a Birthday Walk in Color and Shadow

Due to various reasons the boys and I had to wait until Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the old man’s leap from Grandma’s womb. I know, it’s a startling image, but that’s how it happened. I tried to leap back but mom wasn’t having any of that. I was cooking and doing my own…

National Months

I was just looking at a list of National Months, and I can tell you the list is nowhere near exhaustive. I don’t know if there is a national birding month anywhere else, but we don’t seem to have one in the U.S. There is however, a national bird-feeding month, but I’m not sure I’ll…

Spring Birding Trip!

Derby Hill, I am dreaming of you… Somewhere mid to late April would be nice. I recall one day back in the 90’s a beautiful hour in which kettle after kettle, spiraling overhead came 1,050 Broad-winged hawks! Yes, during one hour! Can’t wait to pack up the Nikons and get going again, maybe stay in…

October Eagle

I haven’t had the chance to get out onto the mountain again since mid September, and autumn is just flying by like a falcon.  I’ve gotten back onto the listserve again. It’s changed a few times since I was on it back in the ninetees. Birdhawk, it’s called now. You can find a link to…