Birdchick Takes Her BirdCam On a Grand Adventure to Panama

August 25, 2012

Some people take a large suitcase on trips for clothes or hair and make up supplies. I pack a large suitcase for camera equipment.  As a bird blogger, I love to share my birding adventures. Most of the time, I do that with digiscoping, I attach a digital camera to my spotting scope. However, I also use my Wingscapes BirdCam.  It is built for durability in the outdoors and its small size make it a perfect item to tuck away in my checked luggage. Read More

Bringing the Birds Back to Hershey Gardens

August 15, 2012

Not all of the delightful legacies left by Milton S. Hershey are edible. Hershey Gardens, a division of the non-profit Milton S. Hershey Foundation, is a 23-acre botanical garden open to the public and dedicated both to horticultural excellence and community education. First blooming in 1937 as a rose garden encompassing just a few acres, the Gardens now boasts 5,600 roses, 30,000 spring tulips, and a collection of displays ranging from Japanese and rock gardens to oak groves, perennial beds, and an engaging activity garden especially for children. Read More

Why These Woodpeckers are Called “Yellow-shafted”

August 1, 2012

When first confronted with one of North America’s largest woodpeckers, the Northern Flicker, many new bird watchers are surprised to learn that they appear dramatically different depending on where they’re seen. Those in the western part of the U.S. have red shafts to their feathers while the feathers of those in the east have yellow shafts. The problem is that most of the time this important detail isn’t particularly easy to see. Read More

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