Greylag Goose, Inch Donegal, January 5, 2016

Birding postcard from Ireland

I spent a couple of days earlier this month with Eugene Sweeney, a birding friend from Ireland. Instead of hitting Wexford, which is what we have always done when I go home, we headed north to Donegal, hitting Malin Head and Inch Marshes. This was my first time to the latter site and I had […]

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Greater  Yellowlegs, Powder Mill Pond, Hancock September 3 2015

The Kevin Costner approach to birding – build it and they will come (or at least let the water out)

As luck would have it, rock worm have been having a field day with the Monadnock Paper Mill dam on the Contoocook River. This dam is responsible for creating Powder Mill Pond, which is a fine pond for birding under normal circumstances. But for the second fall in five years, the pond has been drained […]

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30,000 foot view

I flew to Nashville via Chicago on Friday. The plane overflew some of my favorite birding haunts along the Connecticut River, from Charlestown to Walpole. I had planned on taking a day next week to check them out. Waterfowl should be starting to move north very soon. St. Patricks Day is peak (apparently the venerable […]

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