I’ll be honest; I’m not particularly keen on bird racing. I find it troubling on a number of levels – most prominent among them economic and environmental. However I am also willing to acknowledge when a bird racer goes above and beyond the traditional big year in pursuit of their goal.
When it comes to spectator sports, birding ranks somewhere in between bass fishing and reading. For while the watching and tallying of birds can be enjoyable, relaxing, invigorating, and even emotionally and spiritually restorative, the watching of others watching birds is anything but. Which is quite likely why, despite birding being the preferred hobby of […]
As the new year begins, I find myself reflecting upon not only the past one but upon many others more distant than that. 2015 will see the sixth anniversary of my publishing a review of Alan Detrick’s Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers in what was then merely a new section I had named “The […]