It's almost 2017 and I can hardly believe it

It’s almost 2017 and I can hardly believe it

2016 is almost over, and without question it is the fastest a year has passed for me in my life. Something tells me fatherhood is the reason for the speed. The little man is growing up so fast I can…

Summary of August Birding, and into September

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

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

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

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…