Tag Archives: birds
As I was driving Route 127 from Rockport yesterday came across this interesting bird. Not sure what kind of water fowl this is.
I thought they were buffleheads when I first saw them, but they appeared a little too large and weren’t diving constantly the way buffleheads usually do. They were way off shore, so the photos aren’t great. I think they are goldeneyes, but not sure. Who knows?
This magnificent bird cast a shadow as it flew by my office on Friday. I believe it was having some lunch.
There was a time when I would have known what these were, but they are cute and there were a bunch of them on the shore at Brace Cove. Anyone know what they are?
I am so pleased with the success of this bird feeder click link below to see how it was made
I was fortunate to spend 10 days in Costa Rica, staying at Silver King Lodge operated and Managed by Roseanne Cody of Gloucester.
I will be posting photos of life on the Rio Colorado (Brown Colored River)
Below are photos of a Lizard who likes to rest on a hammock and eat bugs.
Below are some of the birds found at the lodge.
Check out this news release from Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith about a brand new show premiering Thursday @8:30pm.
Did you know that birds from the Arctic tundra and birds all the way down to the grasslands of Argentina visit Cape Ann each year? Join BirdWatcherTV host Robert Sherman, also producer, videographer and editor of this series, as he travels around Cape Ann in search of wild birds. Along the way, you’ll meet the people who watch birds, feed birds, study birds or who are just plain crazy about birds.
Gloucester resident, Robert Sherman is a naturalist, who works as a park ranger and natural history interpreter for Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. His interest in ornithology/bird watching began during his college years when he was a geography major at UMass-Amherst. Robert has been leading birding tours in Massachusetts since the early 1990s. SEE PREVIEW HERE
In this new series Robert captures the natural beauty of Cape Ann and its stunning wildlife on camera. Robert was trained in television production at Cape Ann TV and used its editing facilities and field camera equipment to produce BirdWatcherTV. Cape Ann TV Production Coordinator, Lisa Smith states, “Robert is very dedicated to this project. He created this program over the past few months in his “down time” and made a remarkable first-time documentary on the birds that inhabit Cape Ann. You can really tell that this a labor of love. We are look forward to Robert’s next program highlighting the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend that occurred earlier in February.” Robert said he hopes viewers of BirdWatcherTV, “gain a greater appreciation of the beauty and diversity of what is so close to home, and I want to encourage people to get outside and enjoy nature.”
BirdWatcherTV premiers this week and airs on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, February 22 at 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Did you know that the Bufflehead, (a small diving duck, mostly white with glossy green-black to purple-black head and back), was first described in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist. They nest almost exclusively in holes excavated by Northern Flickers and, on occasion, by Pileated Woodpeckers. Unlike many ducks, it is mostly monogamous, often remaining with the same mate for several years. A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including a “brace”, “flush”, “paddling”, “raft”, and “team” of ducks. Buffleheads are one of my favorite shorebirds and I watch for their arrival in late fall. They are little, very cute and have the coolest name. I don’t know if these are actually baffled, although they did look a little confused in the snow trying to find each other.