The American Dipper

A new life bird for me! We spotted this guy up at June Lake in the Mt. St. Helens national monument. Dippers are adorable; I didn’t get any good photos of this one because it was in the middle of the lake, but the water does make for some attractive shots…even if the bird is […]

Yet another adorable Irish bird…Long-tailed tits

Every time I think I’ve found the most adorable Irish bird (be it stumpy toddy or robin), I find another, even more adorable bird. In this case, the long-tailed tit! They are gregarious, curious, and teeny tiny little fluffs. I just love them. I texted my mother when I found them, “They are so cute, […]

Some Irish Birds

I keep delaying this post because I’m still accumulating new species, but here are some of the bird** species I’ve seen (and managed to get photographs of) since I moved to Ireland. Coot: Wood Pigeon: Treecreeper: Robin: Pigeon: Swan: Firecrest: (Cute little guys, same genus as our American kinglets) Magpie: Okay, so the magpies are […]

Some Irish bird drawings

You guys, I don’t know what happened. I went on a total drawing binge this past weekend, even though I don’t really have the time to be wasting on drawing silly little birds. Welp, that happened. Here’s the result (NB: I realized too late that I scanned these at very low resolution, oh well): Barn […]

Some more Tsavo-an birds

I’ve been posting specific subsets of the birds I saw on my trip to Kenya (because I didn’t want to overwhelm you), but here’s a random collection! (Please feel free to correct any of my identifications if I make a mistake! I’m all about the learning) Namaqua Dove White-browed sparrow weaver Spur-winged lapwing Superb Starling […]