Latest from Book of Birds: “French Whimbrel”

I went out for a walk on Easter morning, and all the houses in the nice Boulder neighborhoods had their windows open wide with the scent of French Toast wafting out. Inside families gathered around their dining room tables, special occasion content, cutting into their holiday breakfasts with forks and knives. I was planning onContinue reading “Latest from Book of Birds: “French Whimbrel””

Latest from Book of Birds: “The Deranged Grackle”

For a couple days in October there were a lot of Common Grackles on the big tree outside our building. The shiny, purple-headed, yellow-eyed blackbirds were on every branch making their typical cacophony of squeaky gate calls. As it was migration season, they soon all vanished… except for the deranged one. The Deranged Grackle hadContinue reading “Latest from Book of Birds: “The Deranged Grackle””

Latest from Book of Birds: “What Are You Seeing?”

Black-capped Chickadee abundant North American bird in all four seasons easily heard “chickadee dee dee” “hee hoo” easily seen white breast gray wings black head always right in front of you everyone everyday witnesses this bird by accident it does not require expertise persistence or good luck like everything else we value I was onContinue reading “Latest from Book of Birds: “What Are You Seeing?””

Latest from Book of Birds: “Summer Tanager Montgomery”

I’m gonna name my first daughter after the prettiest bird in Arizona ‘Summer Tanager’ in the state’s surprisingly lush riparian areas among green leaf cottonwoods pink sandstone rocks and silver flowing streams Tanagers will fly BRIGHT RED like Valentine-heart red like strawberry Fruit Roll-Up red like Crayola 8-pack red the full potential of a colorContinue reading “Latest from Book of Birds: “Summer Tanager Montgomery””

Latest from Book of Birds: “Song Sparrow”

When I was a kid my doctor dad always carried a Song Sparrow in his pocket. And it would sing out beautifully whenever someone was in need of help. Tweet Tweet Tweet Triiilll! It would go, and then my dad would hafta rush off to help them no matter what. We could be anywhere whenContinue reading “Latest from Book of Birds: “Song Sparrow””

Latest from Book of Nature: “4 Shitty iPhone Pictures of the Moon”

it was a full moon in the summer wilderness and the magic hadta be captured somehow my arms and hands were too small, too far away my vision and mind too impermanent, too unshare-able but I did have my iPhone 6 so I pointed it to the sky and pressed the button the photo was…Continue reading “Latest from Book of Nature: “4 Shitty iPhone Pictures of the Moon””

Latest from Book of Nature: “Fisherman with a Beer”

fisherman with a beer smoking a cigarette listening to Nirvana scaring all the birds fisherman with a beer smoking a cigarette listening to Nirvana scaring all the birders fisherman with a beer smoking a cigarette experiencing nirvana enlightening all the birds Kurt Cobain with a guitar shooting heroin scolding the fisherman for scaring all theContinue reading “Latest from Book of Nature: “Fisherman with a Beer””