Monthly Archives: March 2014

FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL! “Nemesis” bird = #697

The only location in North America that one has a decent chance of hearing and hopefully seeing the fierce Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, a diminutive (6″), diurnal hunter of small mammals and even larger southern invertebrates, is on the privately owned King … Continue reading

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March Madness! Down to the Final 4….(#696)

While in Florida last weekend, the National rare bird alert texts were flooding my I-phone. New Jersey’s first EVER Eurasian Tree Sparrow was frequenting a feeder in Cape May. 57 people had reported it by noon on Sunday! Admittedly, this … Continue reading

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“One out of four ain’t bad” (apologies to an old Meatloaf song)

I was in Florida last weekend with a chance to see FOUR new birds. Unfortunately, three of them did not cooperate. The White-cheeked Pintail was NOT in the pond near Vero in America’s first National Wildlife Refuge. The Black Rail … Continue reading

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Good Day – NANDAY (#694)

A weekend visit to see our friends Deborah & Dennis Glass in Palm Beach produced unexpected Lifer #694. Do you like how I casually dropped “Palm Beach”…I could get used to this! The Nanday Parakeet isn’t super rare in Florida….it … Continue reading

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