Laura's Birding Blog
For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Every day for most of this fall and winter, I saw at least one Pileated Woodpecker in my yard. Sometimes it was a female but more often a ma...
Sunday, May 15, 2022
St. Louis County Eurasian Tree Sparrow
In 1870, back when Ulysses S. Grant was president (I mention this only to give a bit of historical context and because Grant was my favorite...
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Homemade Books and Picture Cards for Children
Scott Weidensaul’s wonderful A Warbler’s Journey is being released this week, making me think more about children’s picture books. All thre...
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Catching the Start of the Dawn Chorus
My front-yard robin. This is the best photo I have of him so far. On Mother’s Day, I awoke a little after 4 AM hearing a robin singing somew...
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Recognizing Sparrows, Part 2: Sparrows with Unstreaked Breasts
White-throated Sparrow I’ve always had an affinity for sparrows, starting with the House Sparrows that cheeped outside my window when I was ...
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