Birds

Why ospreys?

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Why ospreys?

As my story developed, I watched my characters discover their own concerns reflected in the lives and habits of the ospreys; my fictional people, I found, were taking comfort, gaining perspective and learning lessons about their own lives through watching and trying to protect these incredible birds.

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Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Eagle- and osprey-peeping: not just for the nosy

A small, fuzzy and slow-moving bald eagle chick hatched from an egg early this morning in a high-up nest somewhere in Pennsylvania.

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Reading reviews

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Reading reviews

You’re not supposed to read the reviews of your book. Most authors I’ve heard speak about this say they never read their reviews.

To be honest, I don’t believe them.

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A flock of books about birds

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments

A flock of books about birds

Birds. They have four limbs—just like us. They walk on two legs—just like us. They like to sing—just like us.

And yet they are so very different from us. Which is why we find them so fascinating.

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Birds at school

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Birds at school

It turns out that owls are very good at eye contact. And when the stare is coming from beneath the angled brows of an enormous great horned owl like Hiboux (right), who appears quite powerful despite a paralyzed wing resulting from a bout with West Nile virus, it’s a tad bit intimidating.

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A Bird Appreciation

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 | 0 comments

A Bird Appreciation

How is it that these small, fragile creatures can transform a breath of air into such a pure, strong, bold bit of melody?

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