#1 Sport in the US?

#1 Sport in the US?

Sydney, Australia. Pretty cool birds. But what are they? Surely there is an internet app for identifying birds. Well, of course! Actually the one I found and like is the Merlin Bird app produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Covering 285 species, I identified my...
Birds, Crabs and Humans

Birds, Crabs and Humans

Florida. What in the world do humans and red knot shore birds have in common? Horseshoe crabs. Really? I remember horseshoe crabs as a kid washing up on the Long Island shore. These cool looking crabs are one of the few living fossils surviving today, having been...
Where Do the Hummingbirds Go?

Where Do the Hummingbirds Go?

North Carolina. I had forgotten how wonderful hummingbirds are to watch so I was delighted to see one yesterday. They are the smallest bird in the world and the only ones that can actually hover in midair, fly backwards, sideways and upside down. Now that is cool!...
Stick My head in the Sand? Not Anymore.

Stick My head in the Sand? Not Anymore.

Africa. Driving along the coast of the Cape Of Good Hope, we came across 2 ostriches just hanging out by the side of the road.  I hadn’t realized how big these birds can get with males reaching up to 9 feet in height and weighing over 300 pounds. And they...