Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls
adapted from my photo of 2008

Monday, July 26, 2010

Announcing meeting of Texas Ornithological Society

The TEXAS ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY will hold its winter meeting in Fort Worth (local host: Fort Worth Audubon Society) on January 13-16, 2011. The meeting will feature field trips on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to a wide variety of north Texas birding areas, including wintering spots for sparrows and waterfowl. The Speakers will be: John DeFillipo on Thursday night, Byron Stone on Friday night, and Kenn Kaufman at the Saturday night banquet. There will also be a Member Art and Photo Show and a large Raffle and Silent Auction. The registration materials will be sent out in November by mail to T.O.S. members and will be available on the T.O.S. website at that time ( Contact for information: Lynn Barber,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Extreme Birder update

Finally a little bit of news. The wording on the jacket of my book extolling the great things in my book about my big year has been written by the editor(s) and we're set to go on that. Next thing I think will be the jacket design, which will possibly include the Spotted Owl painting that is on this blog. Please continue to stay tuned.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hummingbird Season

I think it's almost here. A few outliers have visited my yard, a male Ruby-throat last week, and a female Black-chinned today. Any day now, there'll be two, and where there's two there's usually feisty action. Maybe, maybe, another (the same?) Rufous will arrive. The earliest she's come is August 3 (2005)- just one month from now.

gold parties