Couldn’t believe our eyes when this happened.
Betty called from the kitchen, “Come to the window, quick! It’s the hawk!”
And so it was . . a sharp-shinned hawk was awkwardly perched on the backyard fence, glancing about, scaring all the usual suspects away.
Through two panes of glass and zoomed to the max, [...]
For Webisode 50, we humble ourselves before the local purveyors of the football game, and try to learn more about the bird behind the team: the Raven. We contact our SuperBirder for background, and get less than we bargained for. Then there’s our interview with a Radio DJ in the middle of her show, and [...]
In our ongoing series about obscure cryptids (aka “wildly implausible creatures”), we came across a mythic bird known by the inhabitants of Sri Lanka as Ulana, or Devil Bird.
This legendary allegedly-satanic bird was said to have a strange cry that foretold of death, but even more amazing is the fact that the Devil Bird [...]
A full year ago, we were faced with the challenge of finding a local “expert” on birds for a bird-centric sketch, and after trying the local Audubon chapter (who politely assured us they were too busy with annual reports), we found a website for the Baltimore Bird Club, and contacted then-president Karen Morley.
After sending [...]