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…

Baltimore Oriole

(Photo credit: Tyler Cone) When my brother Tyler and his wife Andrea stopped by Baltimore for a visit, we decided to take a short hike at Lake Roland. There had been a Baltimore Oriole nest there for a while, and…

My Quest for an Indigo Bunting

(Photo by: Gareth Raspberry) I’ve always enjoyed birds, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2012 that I had a bird ‘quest’. While hiking at the Cylburn Arboretum, Nathalie and I stopped by the Nature Museum. Among the collection of…