Common Tern

Hey guys welcome back. And Happy Valentine's Day to those of you out there that care enough to celebrate. I'll be doing so by heading to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for a lecture about one of my favorite bird genera, the corvids (crow, jays, ravens, etc.) Today is our second tern species, the... Continue Reading →

Boat-tailed Grackle

Hey guys, welcome back! You may remember way back over a year ago I featured the common grackle, and in that post stated that they're one of my favorite birds. This is true, and it applies to other members of the grackle family, including this one, the boat-tailed grackle. Quick glance at the picture above... Continue Reading →

American Oystercatcher

Hey guys, welcome back. Today's bird is probably the easiest shorebird to identify, the American oystercatcher. This crow-sized shorebird sports a brown back, white belly, black head, and a long, thick, red bill which they use for (you guessed it) catching oysters. Because they eat exclusively saltwater mollusks, their range is restricted to the ocean... Continue Reading →

Great Black-backed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! The Great Black-backed Gull. On average, these guys are the largest gull species in the world (I say on average, as individuals can vary in size, and the number two gull, the Glaucous Gull, can occasionally have individuals larger.) It's hard to really convey the size of these guys. Picture a... Continue Reading →

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