Birds Fly More Than 7,000 Miles Nonstop

The bar-tailed godwit, a plump shorebird with a recurved bill, has blown the record for nonstop, muscle-powered flight right out of the sky. A study being published today reports that godwits can fly as many as 7,242 miles without stopping in their annual fall...

Birds in Flight

On Sunday, Oct 5th, I spent a wonderful day birding with my parents at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. One of the fun things of the day was watching Mom try her hand at high-speed photography. The Canon 40D is capable of firing off 6 images per...

There is no place like home

Tina and I are finally home. In the course of the last week, we experienced 85 degree temps in Orlando and 45 degree night temps in Indiana. Thursday, we drove a long 600+ mile day, itching to sleep in our home bed after 6 weeks in the camper. Traveling north, we...

Road Trip – Fall 2008

We are getting ready for our first long trip in some time.  We may on the road for up to 6 weeks, as we travel south to visit friends and family, do some birding along the gulf coast and attend our son Jeff’s graduation from Full Sail University. Labor Day...

Fall migration has begun

Summer is coming to a close and fall migration has begun.  Have you noticed that there are no more Red-winged black birds in Minnesota.  I‘m told that all of the Purple Martins have also left. Keep an eye on your backyard as you never know who might fly thru. Click on...

New road toy

Tina and I are off tomorrow for our first voyage in our new road toy.  We purchased a 2002 Rialta by Winnebago.  Sleeps 2, on board kitchen, toilet and shower.  Built on a VW chassis with a 6-cylinder motor.  Hopefully, it’s fairly efficient on the road (around...