Birds

Snow Geese at Bombay Hook – A Delaware Wildlife Spectacle

By Sally O’Byrne – Teacher Naturalist The Snow Goose trip, twice postponed because of rain, finally went this evening with snow flurries in the forecast.  Driving along rural roads near Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, we spied blankets of geese foraging in far-off fields.  Knowing it was getting towards dusk, we entered Bombay Hook as the first of …

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Birding and the Moon at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

By Sally O’Byrne, Teacher-Naturalist… Yesterday morning, 8 intrepid participants joined me and William (Bucktoe Creek Preserve Land Manager) on the weekly Monday morning bird walk at Bucktoe.    I took the group to the field where Joe and I had found a passel of sparrows and a very dull Pine Warbler last week.  The field was empty …

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Wind, Cold, Clouds, and Raptors – A Perfect November Day at Hawk Mountain

The Hawk Mountain program left with a group of 8 from Ashland Nature Center yesterday morning.  The sun was shining brightly as we ventured north out of Delaware.  Wind was out of the northwest and hopes were high for a good hawk flight at Hawk Mountain.  I like going to this historical birding location in …

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