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Florida - and a New Beginning

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Friends,

My true apologies for not being good about posts for a LONG time. School caught up to me, and then passed me, and I haven’t been able to catch up to it! That is still no good excuse, but wait there’s more. My site collapsed as I was renovating it and I had to go through the process of renewing it. So what you see now is a very new, [hopefully] improved design. Starting now I am going to try to post very regularly, even if it isn’t very long. In addition, I am ...

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Provincetown - A Birder's Dream

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Sorry for the break in posts - I have been kept busy with school recently. Of course, that doesn't mean I've dropped the camera. In fact, I have taken several trips in the past few weeks. Perhaps the most notable is my trip to Ptown on Cape Cod, where a birder's dream can come true.

If Cape Cod is a showy arm, Provincetown (known affectionately as Ptown) is the hand and fingers. It is the final spit of land that curls toward the Massach...

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Spring on Beck - Just the Beginning

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (8)

According to the calendar, spring has been here for a while.

Then again, according to the calendar there should not be a single snowflake in my front yard.

In spite of the snow, birds must make it to their breeding grounds. No point in risking a generation because they don't want to get their feet wet. In fact, this year's migration is in full swing in the southern states, and the ambitious males of many species are arriving in Massachusetts. The early migrants of many species t...

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8 Massachusetts Birds to See in 2015

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Everyone has bird lists: life lists, year lists, month lists, day lists, ABA region lists, country lists, state lists, county lists, town lists, neighborhood lists, yard lists, and more. Many birders will create any new list they can imagine just to check off another few species. I will be the first to admit this. To tell the truth, I love it when my life list gets all torn up. It’s just an excuse to print out a new one and go check all the species off again. That may seem ridiculous, b...

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The Blizzard of '15

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (8)

Welcome to New England.

If we greet you with cold smiles and blank stares, it's because of the 4 feet of snow drift that has built up on our porches that we still haven't shoveled. This wasn't a record-setter, but it was a messy, arm-breaking storm. And if it didn't bring in warmth and joy, it sure brought in the birds.


On Tuesday, the day of the blizzard, my feeders were bristling with activity for the first time in as long as I could remember. Inspired, I filled up a...

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Halfway There!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (3)

Dear readers,

I am halfway to my goal of a new camera. The camera and lens together cost a lot of money, but thanks to my supporters I am halfway there! It has taken almost a year, but now my business is under way and I am cruising along. And yet, I do still need a lot. Sometimes I feel very close to the camera, and sometimes I feel very far. I will just keep working and trust it the Lord to provide.

So, thank you for your support. I am really excited for this milestone in my grow...

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Bird of the Week #6

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (1)

This week's Bird of the Week is the Eastern Phoebe. A lovely flycatcher, the phoebe frequents backyards across eastern North America. It is best recognized by its lack of fieldmarks, and although it is a rather drab brown bird, it has a tell-tail habit of pumping and fanning its tail up and down. The young are perhaps more interesting than the adults, with the same brown tones, but a yellow wash across the breast and a faint eye-ring that gives them a ‘surprised’ look. Although dr...

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Lifer!

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (4)

A lifer, aka life-bird, is a bird you've never seen before in your life. The same concept applies to yard-birds, year-birds, month-birds, state-birds, country-birds, ABA-birds, region-birds, or whatever else you can dream up.

Migration is in full swing right now, and oh do I wish I did not have any obligations for a few months. Even as I write this, there are mudflats teeming with shorebirds, their whirring flocks glittering in the morning sun as they careen from bank to bank. There are...

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Mystery Bird of the Week #5

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (13)

This week's mystery bird is - well, I can't tell you what it is! If you think you recognize it, please comment below. Thanks!





Photos and text by Davey Walters. Copyright 2014.

Bird of the Week #5

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

School has arrived! School may just be a blogger's worst nightmare. However being homeschooled I am able to spend more time on this website than I would otherwise be able to. Please forgive me for not being on time. As my fall schedule is fixed in place more, I will be regular on this site.


This week's bird of the week, and the last mystery bird is the Pine Warbler. The Pine Warbler is a stunning little bird with a curious expression, though it is devilishly quick. Photograp...

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