Thursday, March 08, 2007

I and the Bird #44

cardinalWelcome to I and the Bird #44 - Science and Serendipity, Words and Pictures

Welcome to the Greenbelt and the 44th Edition of I and the Bird. I'm a very amateur birder - but this carnival welcomes all who love birds. Sometimes we find them by the merest chance, and sometimes we spend our lives studying them. Science and Serendipity - the finding and the knowing - and Words and Pictures to share our luck and learning with others... and the sheer joy of seeing these tiny, colorful dinosaurs with whom we share the world, so very different and yet our kin.

Below, grouped (albeit roughly) into these four categories you will find posts of all sorts, having in common a love of birds and the desire to share that love. I hope you enjoy at least some of them - I liked them all.


The Great Backyard Bird Count wraps up and the Birdchaser tells us about it

Wrapping up the Great Backyard Bird Count at a DC Birding Blog, John adds his perspective

Patience is a virtue says Matt at Behavioral Ecology - even for lekking birds

Birding the dictionary at Heraclitean Fire Harry chases dunnocks, ruddocks, and dunlins through the OED - with pictures


More from Harlingen via Natural Visions are the birds he saw while waiting for the one that didn't come

American Woodcock at woodcreeper leave David with ringing in his ears

Seeing Birds at Earth, Wind & Water - the birds you didn't notice when you took the picture, that is

Pictures (and Words)

East, West, and Dust at Search and Serendipity: a look at two different landscapes and the birds that live there

Silvereyes come to visit Trevor, along with a parrot - all of them looking for fruit to steal

Birds and Blizzards at Migrations: 16 inches of snow brings many newcomers to the feeders

Serendipitous Sighting at Don't Mess with Taxes: Kay Bell sees Cedar Waxwings!

Love Those Redheads says Mike at 10000 Birds, those Redheads and Canvasbacks

Geese in Winter here at the Greenbelt, two visiting Canada geese and one winter robin

Bird Food is quite the photo from KeesKennis - startling, in fact

Guatemala - from Aimophila Adventures - Rick has a wonderful trip

Finding a very solid home at Journey Through Grace is a Brown-headed Nuthatch - and what a home it is

Black Bittern, the Hunter is spotted at Bird Ecology Study Group by YC Wee, and he's got the photos to prove it

Seagulls and Skordalia with Roasted Pickled Beets: Time's Fool gives seagulls garlic breath

O for 2 on the Jones Beach Longspur maybe, but Corey at Lovely Dark and Deep saw plenty of others

Words (and Pictures)

Birding the dictionary at Heraclitean Fire chases dunnocks, ruddocks, and dunlins through the OED

The Accidental Birder at Snail's Eye View: memories of those accidents that make birding worthwhile

The Life of Birds at Living the Scientific Life: GrrlScientist reviews the definitive Attenborough series

Enskyment at Fragments from Floyd: Appalachian Voices celebrates vultures

Crimes of Opportunity has the Born Again Bird Watcher scouting for birds in unlikely places and times

How to Identify the Peterson First Edition from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History - the 1934 classic

Ribble Winter Wonderland from the Ribble Cycle Diaries: Overwintering birds and birds that think it's spring

The Martins are back at Wildlife Art Blog - and almost too soon at that

The Mistletoebird shows up at Ben Cruachan and Duncan tells us about its odd nest - and shows us, too

Ravens - this poem from The Bird Treatment and Learning Center makes a fitting final post: I watch and wish that I could fly

That's it for this time. I hope you enjoyed it.

The next edition of I and the Bird will be at Journey Through Grace; entries should be sent to blessingsabound AT mac dot com (and remember - all are welcome to submit). See you then.

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At 6:55 AM, March 08, 2007 Blogger Jayne had this to say...

Wonderful presentation Ridger! BRAVO!

At 8:39 AM, March 08, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

Outstanding, Ridger! Thank you!

At 9:43 AM, March 08, 2007 Blogger KeesKennis had this to say...

Hell when I look at all these entries I feel like the amateur I am.
Very well presented.
And very high class posts.

Thank you

At 10:30 AM, March 08, 2007 Blogger Dave Dorsey had this to say...

Good job R.

At 10:39 AM, March 08, 2007 Blogger John B. had this to say...

It's a creative presentation; I wouldn't have expected someone to use names of blogs as subject headings.

At 4:17 PM, March 08, 2007 Blogger Snail had this to say...

Another great selection!

At 6:27 PM, March 08, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

simply lovely! thank you so much.

At 7:47 PM, March 08, 2007 Blogger Duncan had this to say...

Nice job Ridger, thanks.

At 2:00 AM, March 09, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

As usual - an excellent presentation. Thanks for all the effort you put in to present this carnival.

At 11:55 AM, March 10, 2007 Blogger Unknown had this to say...

Wonderful job presenting the info. Now, off to read all the articles that intrigued me. Hurrah!


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