Let the Nesting Begin

19 May, 2019 It's finally here! The moment we've all been waiting for! Nesting time is finally here! I've begun to notice a few bird species nesting in and around my yard this past week. The first nest that I found was a Red-bellied Woodpecker ( ). It is right outside the door of my... Continue Reading →

28 April, 2019

A Weekend Trip to the Flint Hills For Easter weekend, my dad came down to Kansas for a visit. He arrived on Thursday night and I had quite the wildlife adventure planned for us. On Friday, we were to go to the Konza Prairie and view the bison. Saturday the plan was to do some... Continue Reading →

14 April, 2019

Side-by-side Spring is here, and with it comes the breeding season for most animal species. The birds are singing again and performing their wonderful displays. Males are getting their bright colors back and all are making their way to their breeding grounds. Some pairs have even begun to form already. So far I have seen... Continue Reading →

7 April, 2019

Rare Bird Sighting On Saturday, March 30, 2019, a Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) was reported at Fancy Creek State Park in Randolph, KS. Basically my back yard. It was brought to my attention by the rare bird alerts from eBird. Thinking that I had missed my chance at a rare sighting, and slightly upset that... Continue Reading →

24 March, 2019

Preparing your gear for the coming migration. Spring has definitely sprung. The birds are singing once again and molting into their breeding plumages. Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) are looking brighter, American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) are yellow once again, and I no longer need a thick winter coat to watch the birds. This means that I... Continue Reading →

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