American Redstart

By John Shackford Springtime is the time to see beautiful warblers and one of these beautiful species is the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla).  The American … Read more

Red-tailed Hawk

By John Shackford When someone mentions hawk, the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is usually the first one to come to my mind.  I suspect it … Read more

Barred Owl

By John Shackford The Barred Owl (Strix varia) starts its own conversation:  “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you ALL?” which is perhaps the … Read more

Common Redpoll

By John Shackford This winter, with its arctic air masses coming frequently and deeply into the United States, has brought us several far north bird … Read more

Ruddy Duck

By John Shackford The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is something of an odd duck (as the saying goes); it is a diving duck species.  The … Read more