Summary of August Birding, and into September

  (female American Redstart. Photo credit: John Schwarz) There are at least two female American Redstarts, and one male, that I have been seeing regularly at Lake Roland the past two weeks. These birds are very small, and I love…

Sunrise Birding

(Baltimore Oriole, 8/27/16, Lake Roland Boardwalk) If it wasn’t obvious, I do most of my birding at Lake Roland. This is mostly a matter of convenience, as it is right down the road from our house, and working out farther…

July Birding and into August, and Yes I'm Still Writing

(female Northern Cardinal, 8/5/16, Lake Roland) Every now and again a bird sits still enough for me to get a half-decent photograph with my phone. That was the case with the above photo of a female Northern Cardinal at Lake…

Lake Roland is a Really Wonderful Spot for a Beginning Birder

  Double-crested Cormorant at Lake Roland, 7/19/2016 I feel very lucky to live a mere ten minute drive from Lake Roland. There are two entrances, one of which is at the Falls Road Light Rail Stop. This entrance leads to…

A Great Afternoon at Lake Roland

(Two Red-shouldered Hawks at Lake Roland, 7/15/16) Work closed early on last Friday, so I took advantage and headed over to Lake Roland for some birding. I saw many more birds than I expected to for 2pm, including the above…