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Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Safe Thanksgiving Often people are asked to share what they are thankful for at this time of year.  One thing I am thankful for is you – the…

GBP Members Get Shots of Rarity

Purple Bird!  Purple Bird! When rarities show up the birders (and bird photographers) gather.  Recently a Purple Sandpiper stayed at Waukegan Beach for several days; this bird might be found…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 11/22/21

More From Montrose Last week I shared several pictures of Snow Buntings we saw down at Montrose Beach.  After about an hour of viewing them Karen and I walked down…

Bird Photograph of the Week – 11/19/21

Strange Yet Beautiful Congratulations to Bajadreamer for this Bird Photograph of the Week selection!  Click on the image to read some interesting information about the Hoatzin, which he photographed in…

Quiz Answers

Did You Guess Correctly? Not long ago someone emailed me an article from the AppleNews feed that was originally published in The Smithsonian Magazine about a paper published in the…

A Bird Quiz

What Are The Most Populous Species of Birds in the World? A paper published in the journal Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences reported that there were about 50…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 11/15/21

Cooperative Bird Sometimes (not often, mind you) a bird just cooperates.  They perch about eye level with the sun shining on them for more than 3 seconds before disappearing.  Today’s…

Bird Pic Of The Week – 11/12/21

Dressed or Mourning? Congratulations to LinLark for her Bird Pic of the Week!  She submitted this image of a Mourning Warbler, taken last spring.  Click on the image to read…

Down to Montrose to get Snow Buntings

Chance Meet-up with Emil While Searching for Buntings Most mornings Karen and I wake up and ask each other, “Well, where should we go birding today?”  Then Karen fires up…
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