The One-Eyed Canyon Towhee…

came to the backyard bird feeder and was bad-ass came to the feeder and was pitiful I ran to get my binoculars to get the closest possible look must’ve survived a fight I wanted to be it I felt sorry for it, I wanted to give it a new eye, but I wasn’t capable EveryContinue reading “The One-Eyed Canyon Towhee…”

Identifying Sandpipers

I was at Sawhill Pond just before sundown, and the sandpipers were back.  Little brown-gray-white birds with long bills that peck at things in the mud. According to Sibley Birds West there are 17 species referred to as ‘sandpiper’ and 68 shorebirds overall.  They have distinct names like ‘spotted,’ ‘solitary,’ ‘semipalmated,’ ‘baird’s,’ ‘western’, and ‘least.’  But theyContinue reading “Identifying Sandpipers”