Laura's Birding Blog
For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
Monday, April 19, 2021
Our Not-So-Far-Flung Correspondents: Letter from Aleda
Aleda. Photo copyright 2021 by Jennifer Vacek. All rights reserved. Last week, I received a charming letter from a most interesting girl na...
Sunday, April 18, 2021
This past weekend, we made a big transition. A week ago, Fox Sparrows were the order of the day. I couldn’t listen out the window or go into...
Friday, April 16, 2021
Hand feeding birds and CDC guidelines
The CDC is currently warning people to not handle birds in their bare hands because of the salmonella outbreak associated with bird feedin...
Thursday, April 15, 2021
What are YOU prepared to do? Two ways we can help.
Last time, I quoted Mark Roser telling me about his hand-feeding experiences with a Tufted Titmouse. The purpose of Mark’s email was actuall...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Mark Roser's Tufted Titmouse "Wink." © 2021 by Mark Roser A couple of weeks ago, a podcast listener named Mark Roser, who is w...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
After more than a year of social distancing and being extremely careful to avoid Covid-19, I’ve been going a little stir-crazy. We had a cra...
Monday, April 12, 2021
Almost a Chickadee Nest
My pair of chickadees excavating a cavity in our dead cherry tree. Notice how they both excavate, and both guard the nest when an American T...
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Last week, the New York Times reported that salmonella outbreaks related to bird feeding have sickened 19 Americans between 2 months and 8...
Monday, April 5, 2021
First Robin of Spring!!
Last year, 2020, was a bad year no matter how you look at it. The pandemic started making birders stay close to home starting in late Februa...
Sunday, March 28, 2021
A truly entry-level field guide for Minnesota birding!
According to a recent survey (n=1), this is the greatest field guide of all time.
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