Knowing Names

This morning I began a bird list for 2013.  I went to a nearby park, listened and watched through the cold fog, and started to tick off the birds I saw: White-throated Sparrow, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Mourning Dove, American Crow, Dark-eyed Junco.  So far I've seen twenty species--by the end of the year I hope to have seen over two hundred. I didn't always birdwatch and so I didn't always know the names of the birds I saw.  There were blue birds, red birds, small birds, and big … [Read more...]


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