Loading

Puffin Stuffin’

Another new life bird from a recent trip to Maine.  This is an Atlantic Puffin.  They generally stay out to sea, but hang around shore to nest.  We took a Nature Cruise tour out of Bar Harbor.  The trip lasted about 2 ½ hours, as we had to go up to Petit Manaan island, part […]

Read more

Lookin’ for a Handout

This Herring Gull flew in and landed right next to our car just as we stopped for a “Kodak Moment” at a scenic overlook in Acadia National Park.  Sorry to disappoint the gull, but no handouts.  But it must have thought the camera and lens might have some food in there somewhere.  I walked all […]

Read more

Black Guillemot

Here’s a new life bird for me.  Black Guillemots are mostly found along the shores of the Arctic.  They spend most of their lives in and next to the water.  They dive underwater for food.  About the closest thing to compare them to from what we see in northwest Louisiana would be a Pied-billed Grebe.  […]

Read more

What did I do this time??

The adult Canada Goose gives junior dragging up the rear the evil eye as the whole family emerges from a short dip in the pond.  Wonder what junior did this time?  Maybe not paying attention, again?  Wandering off away from the group, again?  Survival to adulthood won’t be easy.  There are lots of predators out […]

Read more

Galloping Gallinule

Is this the swamp bird version of the funky chicken?  I ran across this bird last weekend at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit near Bossier City, Louisiana.  As pointed out by my birding friends, what was once a Common Moorhen is now called a Common Gallinule.  More commonly associated with southern Louisiana swamps, […]

Read more