Ding Darling

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida President Harry S. Truman is probably most known for his role in ending World War II in the Pacific Theatre by authorizing the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, there was a little less known bomb he dropped. That was on a…

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Ten Days in Ireland

… with the most important person in the world… ….My Daughter “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”  James Joyce Prologue    As a self proclaimed introvert, one can imagine there might be the challenge of making new friends, and discovering new…

The First Snow(y)

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”   Wayne Gretzky Yup, it is that time of year again. The Snowy Owls return to Plum Island. It’s kind of like when the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, but you will need to dress a bit warmer than you would if you were…

Photo Gallery

“There are always two people in every picture; the photographer and the viewer.”    Ansel Adams Below are some of my preferred photos. Buy purchasing a card you support my endeavors in conservation awareness through blogs, video and photography. You support America’s National Parks, and of course, you support the Unites States Postal Service. Thank…

The Warblers… version2.0

… how my love for birding started…   A long time ago I was given a small pair of Nikon binoculars. They lived in their case, collecting dust, year after year, waiting for that day to be put to work. Well over ten years ago, at the age of forty, I was walking my dog…

Puffin & Puffin

A close friend of mine (who we shall code name Round Eye) fell into some good fortune last April when he was able to purchase two tickets with the Bold Coast Charter Company to take us to Seal Island to view Atlantic Puffins.  These tickets, for those who are interested, sell out very quickly. If I…

An Empty Canvas

Well I got less than two months to convert my 2009 Subaru Forester into my mini motor home and office, and there is nothing like an empty canvas to start with.  Yup, with all that (lack of) space I have to be able to create my bedroom, living room, office, kitchen, and….. oh piss, I…

WARNING: the material you are about to view may be disturbing to some…especially if you like squirrels.

How it got there? Who really knows. The fact is that a Great Black Hawk, native to Central and South America has found a comfortable little park in Portland Maine. This is one for the records. Now one of the things I enjoy most about birding is the challenge of having to find our little…

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

… Here I start a story about me. I live in Quincy Massachusetts. I have lived here for roughly ten years, but have lived in the Boston vicinity for thirty years. Originally, I grew up in New York, and spent most of my education in private schools in western Connecticut, and mid-state New York. I…

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