Osprey

Hey guys, welcome back. The osprey. A bird of prey that is unique among North American raptors. Although in the same order as a number of hawks, the osprey is the lone species in its genus...sort of. As I've mentioned numerous times, taxonomy is a complicated thing. There isn't one taxonomy that everyone follows. There's... Continue Reading →

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 →

Caspian Tern

Hey guys, welcome back. The Caspian tern is the largest tern species in the world. I have seen only one to date, and I'll be honest, looking back I'm not 100% sure it was a Caspian tern. But it's in the record books as one and could very likely be one. You see, this was... 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 →

Herring Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! We are nearing the end of our waterbirds themed month of February! Today is our second of three gulls in a row; the Herring Gull. These gulls are fairly large sized gulls, noticeably larger than the Ring-billed Gull from last post, but smaller than the Great Black-backed Gull. They are typical... Continue Reading →

Ring-billed Gull

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we look at the ever popular Seagull! Wait... what's that? What do you mean there's no such thing? Of course there is, everyone has heard of... what? You sure? Huh. That's right, gang, there's no such bird with a species name "seagull." The term is a sort of blanket term... Continue Reading →

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