Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saw-Whet Owl Backyard Bird!

Once upon a time (yeah you betchya this is going to be a good story if it starts with that), Ben decided to not wake me up when a Barred Owl was calling outside our window so that I could hear it for our old apartment yard list.  Yes, that's right, I had Mississippi Kite and Black Vulture for our apartment yard list, but I didn't have a single owl.  Needless to say, when Ben heard a Saw-Whet two nights ago, he was sure to wake me up.

Not much to say other than after finally dragging myself out of bed at 5am it was satisfactory to have my second owl for our new home (Great Horned was my first).

Now I've had Saw-Whet, Great Horned, and Screech as yard birds at various houses... yet for some reason Barred Owl still escapes any yard list I've ever had...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

It's about time

OK so a while back *coughoverayearcough* I said that there were some exciting changes coming to my blog soon.  And I was sort of right.  At least, I was right (I hope) about the exciting changes... not the soon.  After posting that update, I decided to finally finish my Master's... and let's just say that took a lot of time and energy.  Then with a new job underway I decided to focus on work.  Now, life is a little more settled.  So, I'm back.  But not alone!  I'd like to welcome my best birding buddy, best friend, and fiance, Ben Griffith to my blog.  

Ben and his pelican friend

From now on, you won't just be hearing from me, but Ben as well!  No, this isn't simply my way of giving Ben an avenue to share his insane birding thoughts with someone other than me.  Although, it certainly doesn't hurt...

Ben is a long time birder and is honestly much more knowledgeable than me about birds... as I once said, when it comes to birds, he is the brains, I'm the personality and insanity.

Now engaged in real life and the blogger world...