The Phantom of the North, and the Little Nightbird. Plus, bringing in Carolina Wrens, and waxing poetic about a long lost dove.
Do birds have Christmas? A poet from South Dakota provides an answer. And we feature a bird that's really "cute"…but very fierce.
We feature beautiful holiday music along with short poems and readings about birds by Ray and by the great humorist Ogden Nash.
Field expert Doug Chickering waxes poetic about his attempts to view a Common Moorhen. Also, we learn some fascinating facts about the Great Kiskadee. And, feeder expert Mike O'Connor offers some tips about eggshells.
We feature a bird that shucks bi-valves; writer Al Batt waxes poetic about catbirds; and Mike O'Connor helps a listener with a question about flickers.
We touch upon some conservation issues, and hear from listeners who've waxed poetic about their spring sightings. And we learn about a bird whose name sounds like an insult.
Doug Chickering joins us today to wax poetic about an unusual recent bird sighting. We bring back the "butcher watchman" as our Featured Feathered Friend, and Mike O'Connor offers some good advice on keeping your bird seed critter-free.
We welcome Doug Chickering, who offers a poetic description of a Northern Flicker mating dance. We also learn about one of the few birds that exists only in the United States, and Mike O'Connor tries to help a desperate listener achieve a life-long dream!
We learn about the only true lark that's native to North America; Mike O'Connor opines on the effect of cold weather on the timing of migrating birds; and our resident poet, Doug Chickering, laments "The Year of Perpetual Winter."
A mad scientist helps us create a Featured Feathered Friend; Mike O'Connor warns us about the dangers of empty bird feeders; and our new contributor Doug Chickering waxes poetic about...cormorants.
We wax poetic about a visitor from the north; a tiny brown Mystery Bird nearly stumps our listeners; and Mike O'Connor explains how a little tray can solve a critter problem.
Three guests from the Cape Cod Bird Club talk about a big weekend coming in May; Ray waxes poetic in his "Memories of Cape Cod Winter Birding"; and some more tips about building birdhouses.