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Only Incidental Birding

I haven’t been birding for awhile. This is partially because we’ve been traveling the last couple of weekends and partially because of ass-clenching laziness. But the red-winged blackbirds are coming back and that means that the spring migration is just … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Says That Birding Isn’t Metal…

…hasn’t watched a great black-backed gull eat a hooded merganser that had been frozen into place on a lake. Yes, we were out at Prospect Lake today — looking for the canvasback (didn’t find it) rumored to be in the … Continue reading

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San Antonio, The Birds

As mentioned in the last post, San Antonio has a surfeit of great-tailed grackles. But those weren’t the only birds we saw. Walking down to Blue Star brewery at dusk, we passed over the river and watched an egret come … Continue reading

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Cut Your Flesh and Worship Saisons

Back from San Antonio and the mighty Rites of Darkness III music festival. Photos from the glorious event will have to wait, as Doug still has the camera with him…at work. We were delighted to see that great-tailed grackles were, … Continue reading

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No Birding

The weather was insufficiently gr1m for birding this weekend, so we made beer instead. And I obsessively checked the NWN! forums to watch as Rites of Darkness crumbled into a husk of its former self. But fuck it — from … Continue reading

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Kvlt Birding

I came to the realization today that I much prefer birding in the off-season, when the weather is all grim and shit, and all the birds are drab. Why? Because it means that there are fewer birders in the park … Continue reading

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Not a Whole Lot of Birding, But a Fair Bit of Metal

The title pretty much sums it up. For a variety of reasons, including a brutal allergy season this spring, I haven’t been on many birding trips in the last couple of months. I did manage to get a fair bit … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Warblers

We’ve been rather busy here at Heavy Metal Birder. We brewed a lot of beer, including a double IPA and a triple IPA. Then we went on vacation to California. But we did do a bit of birding during the … Continue reading

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No Ducks Today, Just Hawks and Goldfinches

Bizarrely, there were no ducks that I could find in the Upper or Lower Pools in Prospect Park. I think that may be a first (barring when it’s totally frozen over during the winter). Because I didn’t have a whole … Continue reading

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I Saw an Entirely Different Kind of Duck Today! (aka I love the sport of cricket)

No, not the feathered kind of duck. Doug and I woke up early to watch the Cricket World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka. In cricket, a “duck” (shortened from “duck’s egg”) means being dismissed from the match … Continue reading

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