This blog helps me keep track of the birds I see, ID them, and learn more about them. My camera is a Canon Powershot SX60. Easy to carry, easy-to-use superzoom… it has served me well.
I live in the town of Sewall’s Point, located on a peninsula between the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon, on the south-central east coast of Florida, nicknamed the Treasure Coast.
The map shows my “5-mile radius” for keeping an eye on local birds.
I also just swing in the hammock in my backyard and watch spoonbills, wood storks, and pelicans fly over. Carolina wrens scavenge in our gutters, fish crows flock in winter and pair off in summer, cardinals splash in the bird bath, ospreys fly over with fish in their talons, warblers visit the town’s old banyans and Spanish-moss-covered live oaks during migration, ibises aerate our lawns and egrets take a break from shorelines to stalk lizards in the shrubbery.
I wrote the short tale of how I got started with bird watching a few years ago after being contacted by an editor who found this blog. It was published with some of my photos in Watching Backyard Birds magazine in late 2016. Here is a link: 14 Acres of Habitat in New Hampshire.
A few more things…
I freelanced for local newspapers and magazines in New Hampshire for many years, while also being a school and town volunteer and stay-at-home mom to two lovely, smart, creative daughters.
We moved to Florida for my husband’s job. He’s an airline pilot flying the 777 out of Miami to Europe and South America. He likes birds too.
I have been a blogger, with a number of different sites, since the beginning of blogging. One old personal/ place blog won a “Best in New Hampshire” award from New Hampshire magazine.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be a “serious” birder, with all the right gear and knowledge and obsessions. But I do know that watching birds makes me feel happy, curious, close to nature. Thanks for visiting.