Category Archives: Birds and writing

October 9 2015 – Petrels in the Storm

The phone rang. “I have a small bird with a hooked bill here,” said our neighbour. “It was being attacked by crows and looks like it has a head injury. I’ve put it in a box.” When we picked it … Continue reading

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September 25 2015 – Geese on the move

October 24, 2016 – Its a busy life and it’s hard to keep up. As I walked out this morning I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t posted anything since LAST September (2105) a year ago! Despite our best efforts, time … Continue reading

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Steller’s Jay the bird and Steller the Man

September 18 2015  – It’s a blustery day and the birds are restless. Juncos are back at the feeder and fifteen Eurasian Collared Doves hang around. Steller’s Jays are trying to reach the seed through our wire cage. If we didn’t … Continue reading

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Summer Fledglings

On the Wing – June 12 2015 Migration has slowed right down. Most of the birds here right now are either on the nest or are particularly busy feeding the young. The fledglings call constantly for food and many juncos … Continue reading

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Song Sparrows, Barn Swallows and Whimbrel

On the Wing May 8 2015 It’s a bright May morning and the birds are in full song. The family Song Sparrow is slipping through the long grass and picking up bugs to take back to the nest. It’s all … Continue reading

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Geese in the Meadow

A Walk on the Wild Side Margo Hearne Winter birds are back. Flocks of Green-winged Teal line up along the shallows and wait for the tide to bring life-giving sea-borne things. Intertidal areas are the richest in the world as … Continue reading

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Massive Migration

Over 42,000 Greater White-fronted Geese, Skidwin, flowed from the sky and landed on the coast of Haida Gwaii on April 29 2014. The big southeaster of the previous day had held them up further south and when the storm abated … Continue reading

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