Monthly Archives: February 2007

This morning, in the yard

Sitting in the guest room, peering out the window, drinking my coffee: Hutcheson Memorial Forest Caretaker House – Amwell Rd – Somerset, NJ Mourning Dove Downy Woodpecker Blue Jay Black-capped Chickadee Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch Fox Sparrow – 1 Song … Continue reading

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Winter Finching

Male Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) Originally uploaded by woodcreeper. Inga, Diane, Sandra and I headed north last week in search of the winter finches that have been invading Algonquin Provincial Park in response to the bumper cone crop this winter. … Continue reading

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Crow Mafia

I had gone out early this morning in hopes of testing out our new microphone and solid-state recorder for our Ornithology class. The usual birds were singing, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, the occasional White-throated Sparrow. I picked up a Northern … Continue reading

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Frosty sparrow

Frosty sparrow Originally uploaded by woodcreeper. I took some members of the Rutgers Ornithology class along with some members of the Rutgers Field ID course (a graduate ‘birding’ course) to Barnegat Light and the surrounding salt marshes yesterday. The trip … Continue reading

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Making Noise

I swear I must have adult-onset A.D.D. So after reading Donald Kroodsma’s book, the Singing Life of Birds, my desire to record birdsong has been totally rekindled. The result is that I’ve assigned our ornithology class a field recording project, … Continue reading

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