Jog Walk Run Bird
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Birding and Jogging and Environmental Want to Be
is a routine. I work at least 5 days a week. I have very
little time off. My job is not real fulfilling. I get my fulfillment
and simple things.
Amazingly these simple things have led to results that I am proud of.
enjoyed watching birds and nature. They seemed to understand fun.
Friday, March 20, 2009
is not really day one, I have been jogging for 40 years and
for about 10 years. Birdjogging
started when I picked up binoculars to take with me jogging. Besides
lots of neat birds, it had the additional benefit at age 47 that If a
person behind me was gaining on me I could stop and look at something
having to compete with them. I hate competing when I run but, it is my
Friday, March 20, 2009
only 3 days a week. No excuses. Keep up with your results on
calendar or outlook. It is ok to get ahead
Saturday, March 21, 2009
been birdjogging in this suburban neighborhood for 10
years and this is only the third time that I have seen a bald Eagle. I
saw 2 of
them. what is even more exciting is that a hawk was attacking the one
high in the air. The hawk showed unbelievable Ariel attacks. I think it
broad wing hawk, but I did hear the call of a red tail hawk which are
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tracking Foxes By Golf balls
a great day the day after seeing Eagles. I was canceled
for overtime on that Sunday and had more than an hour. I took my
walked an extra 3 miles and walked and jogged the back way to my
apartment. On the way I saw a golf ball in the woods. I picked it up.
one. I knew it had to be foxes. some collect papers some collect toys
peoples yards but this one had a thing for golf balls. I found 10 new
balls in a few minutes my pockets were full and then I found the den.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
1 + 1 = 3
Synergy. One of the key themes of this blog is synergy. I first learned about synergy while reading a book by Buckminster Fuller. It is the idea that everything is not additive. As you can see from my previous post. I had three different subjects for pictures. I was at the same time birding, jogging, visiting, enjoying nature, thinking.... Synergy gives me hope that as we slowly solve problems that those environmental solutions may solve other problems. Examples might be saving home energy by sharing a wall with someone might also reduce pollution and reduce car travel... Any other examples?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
100 Acre woods
I felt like Winnie the Pooh in his 100 Acre Woods. It was
a magical day birdjogging in my neighborhood. (I miss not having a
and reading to them) Today I saw my first Wild Turkey in my
wish I had my camera because it stood still in the small field for
seconds. I did get a good look with my binoculars. I then saw the snowy
again. I have not seen the wood stork for about a week. I found a new
about 1.5 miles from the last den I reported. At this den I collected
balls and left them the ones that were old... Also near by I saw a
of about 5 feet with about 12 rattles. I did not want to get too close.
it alone. I wander how foxes and rattlesnakes get along?
Friday, December 25, 2009
now Christmas. I am able to go birdjogging (bird watching
and jogging at the same time) even while visiting my in-laws. I brought
tennis shoes and my binoculars and that is all I need. I saw a
crowned kinglet and a loon in the lake here in the last two days.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Birding and Rock Hounding
One of the things that I love about birding is that it can be done while doing so many other things outside. I have found a great little lapidary school in North Georgia. This Spring I am hoping to take a vacation there learning mineral ID. In late April early May it will be a great time because so many of the neo-tropical migrants will be passing by; therefore, I will be able to look for rocks and birds at the same time. Wish Me luck getting our of work and getting into the class.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Bird FroggingIt is now January and no leaves on the trees. It was a beautiful blue sky after days of rain and over a week of sub freezing cold. I had my binoculars and I saw birds and deer, but what I really enjoyed today was the sound of frogs. I wish I could tell you what species, but I have not listened to my frog tape in a long time.
Binoculars do no good with frogs. One has to get close. It was about this time last year when I heard a frog close by. I slowly crept up on it. I could tell it was only about a yard away but I could not see it. I kept looking...and then I saw a snake strike out. ... the croaking stopped. I guess the snake was looking for the source of the noise also.