The Laziest Parents in the Bird World

What exactly is a parasite? Well, parasites are animals that live off of other living animals. Brood parasites, though, place their eggs in other animals’ nests. But why do birds parasitise? In my opinion it’s because they’re the lazy, good-for-nothing parents of the bird world. The real reason is that it lessens the chance theirContinue reading “The Laziest Parents in the Bird World”

Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana Male and Female Western Tanager, photographed by me ________________________________________________________________________________________ The 2nd most colorful tanager in the U.S.! The Western Tanager goes from its breeding grounds in the U.S. and Canada, to its wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. We have tanagers at our cabin up rock creek every summer. I once saidContinue reading “Western Tanager”

Our Oregon Trip In a New Perspective

We haven’t been to Oregon in 2 years! When we used to go I was interested in whales. Now that I am interested in birds it’s a whole new perspective of Oregon. My interest in birds brought us to completely new places, like Oregon Islands, Bandon Marsh, and Nestucca Bay NWRs.  My camera The bestContinue reading “Our Oregon Trip In a New Perspective”

Waxwings, Waxwings Everywhere

HISTORY Waxwings are named for the red tips on their feathers that reminded people of wax used to seal letters. With only 3 species, waxwings are widespread throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. They are the Bohemian, Japanese, and the Cedar Waxwing. Waxwings are in their very own bombycilla genus. ID (Bohemian and Cedar Waxwing)Continue reading “Waxwings, Waxwings Everywhere”