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The Raven: Nesting in Philadelphia for the First Time?

THE RAVEN: NESTING IN PHILADELPHIA FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Few birds are more intriguing than the Common Raven. Big, broad, and wholly black, the wedge-tailed raven is impressive, at times imposing,...

The First Ever Philadelphia Bird Race

THE FIRST EVER PHILADELPHIA BIRD RACE

From May 9th to 17th in 2015, BirdPhilly hosted the first ever Philadelphia Bird Race and it was a marvelous success. The goal of the...

 
 
 
Roxborough Raven

ROXBOROUGH RAVEN

By Scott McConnell On the afternoon of April 18, 2015 I found a Common Raven perched and calling on one of the radio towers in Roxborough,...

Tinicum's Most Famous Bird, 35 years Later

TINICUM'S MOST FAMOUS BIRD, 35 YEARS LATER

By Gregg Gorton January 27, 2015 When Johnny Miller left his house the morning of October 19, 1979 to conduct his weekly shorebird...

 
 
 
Chimney Swift Challenge 2014 - We have a winner!

CHIMNEY SWIFT CHALLENGE 2014 - WE HAVE A WINNER!

Now that fall is over and winter is here, and barring some unprecedented event, it seems safe to say that the last Chimney Swift of...

Tuckerton Sparrows

TUCKERTON SPARROWS

The trip description on the DVOC website begins, "This trip is Tony Croasdale and Steve Kacir's attempt to recreate the magic of Frank...

 
 
 
Departures: The Chimney Swift for one

DEPARTURES: THE CHIMNEY SWIFT FOR ONE

Ever seen a perched Chimney Swift? Probably not. Do you know what an "FOY" is? What about an "FOS"? Birders keeping track of their...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2018?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS THIRD WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 2018?

We're at that point where the season to come seems more present than the one just passing. Case in point, many of us in Upstate New...

 
 
 
Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Courtship Displays

TOP 25 WILD BIRD PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WEEK: COURTSHIP DISPLAYS

Energetic and colourful courtship displays are used by many bird species to attract a mate and show readiness to copulate. These displays...

Hearing-impaired Birding

HEARING-IMPAIRED BIRDING

As my body and mind accumulate the years, physical and sensory functions begin to decline. At about the age of 37, one needs to wear...

 
 
 
How the Giraffe Got Its Spots: A Genetic Just-So Story

HOW THE GIRAFFE GOT ITS SPOTS: A GENETIC JUST-SO STORY

Spots are common in the animal kingdom. Birds, insects, reptiles, fishes, and of course mammals sport spots. In Darwinian terms, a...

Original Big Bird Caroll Spinney Retires From ‘Sesame Street' After 50 Years

ORIGINAL BIG BIRD CAROLL SPINNEY RETIRES FROM ‘SESAME STREET' AFTER 50 YEARS

A few things have remained constant at Sesame Street since the children's show debuted on PBS in 1969, and one of them is the presence...

 
 
 
Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

PUPPETEER WHO PLAYED BIG BIRD ON ‘SESAME STREET' RETIRING AFTER NEARLY 50 YEARS

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney...

End of an era: Puppeteer who played Big Bird, iconic characters on 'Sesame Street' retiring

END OF AN ERA: PUPPETEER WHO PLAYED BIG BIRD, ICONIC CHARACTERS ON 'SESAME STREET' RETIRING

The puppeteer says "I always thought, 'How fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?'"

 
 
 
‘Sesame Street's original big bird, Caroll Spinney, retiring after 49 years

‘SESAME STREET'S ORIGINAL BIG BIRD, CAROLL SPINNEY, RETIRING AFTER 49 YEARS

The famed puppeteer who's been playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since its debut in 1969 will leave the show...

Sesame Street's Original Big Bird Is Saying Goodbye: Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement

SESAME STREET'S ORIGINAL BIG BIRD IS SAYING GOODBYE: CAROLL SPINNEY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

It's the end of an era for Sesame Street. Caroll Spinney announced his retirement from the series. Not familiar with the name? You're...

 
 
 
Chickadee Song Bird Oil painting Original Artwork Heidi Malott

CHICKADEE SONG BIRD OIL PAINTING ORIGINAL ARTWORK HEIDI MALOTT

Chilly Autumn Morning oil on canvas panel 6x6 inch 2018 Chilly Autumn Morning. A small song bird from the chickadee family. Parus Major. Paypal...

New Field Guide: Central America

NEW FIELD GUIDE: CENTRAL AMERICA

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Notice that had I not used the...

 
 
 
Jon Hamm Slams Hot Sauce, Stays Coy About the 'Hammaconda' in Epic 'Spill Your Guts' on 'Late Late Show': Watch

JON HAMM SLAMS HOT SAUCE, STAYS COY ABOUT THE 'HAMMACONDA' IN EPIC 'SPILL YOUR GUTS' ON 'LATE LATE SHOW': WATCH

Jon Hamm came to The Late Late Show on Monday night to play. Most stars confronted with a pile of dried tarantulas, bird saliva or...

Those Fascinating Vultures

THOSE FASCINATING VULTURES

Most people are not big fans of vultures. They were never really a number one favorite of mine either-at least not until I started...