Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

It is autumn and cold. Leaves are turning color but unevenly before falling. Then, as I look out my back window, everything turns blacks. My yard is being invaded by a plague of common grackles, about 100 or so. They…

Geese May Safely Graze

Instinct is a strange thing. As the days in October start to get shorter and cooler, many of the birds found in New Jersey know it is time to fatten themselves for the long trip south to their wintering territories.…

The Rapture Of Raptors

September means different things. End of summer. Back to school. For me, the start of hawk-watching season. New Jersey has mountains along with its highways, cities and oil refineries. On some there are platforms where many gather to watch southbound…