Happy New Year!

Before saying goodbye to 2020, here is 35Sparrows year in review. Enjoy! Welcome 2021! Thank you so much for following my blog & commenting. This has been a fun journey. Looking forward to sharing more bird & nature pics with you!!

Assateauge Island, MD

It’s been awhile since my last post. Been having computer issues but now I’m back! Been going through some older photos I thought you might like, but also working on some recent ones to share with you very soon. Three years ago we visited Assateague Island, MD, famous for it’s wild ponies. Looking back atContinue reading “Assateauge Island, MD”

Black Crowned Night Heron

Awhile back I posted a photo of a juvenile black crowned night heron. Maybe the coolest-looking bird I have seen up-close in the last few months. Now, I can share with you a photo of an adult black crowned night heron! Can you believe the difference between the young and the adult?? The adult blackContinue reading “Black Crowned Night Heron”

Black-Bellied Plover

Look at this cutie pie! Another bird I had not heard of prior to this summer. The bird above still has some black on it’s belly, but likely diminished by the time of this post. During breeding, the face, throat & chest become black. In winter, they become pretty plain & lose the black bellyContinue reading “Black-Bellied Plover”

Don’t Mock Me!

Taking a short break from the shorebirds, here’s a sweet northern mockingbird who was hanging around the Cape May Hawkwatch in September. To be honest, I see them everyday at home and have taken these lovely birds quite for granted. They are really pretty birds! Northern mockingbirds measure about 9-11″/23-28 cm & are named asContinue reading “Don’t Mock Me!”

Mystery Solved

How about this beauty? Any idea what it is?? We beginner birders were stumped. Upon asking around, we heard people say it was a snowy egret, a little egret, maybe a young great egret… It is amazing the small differences that separate two different species or subspecies. At the time of this photo, I couldContinue reading “Mystery Solved”

Duck, Duck, Goose

Do you remember the children’s game “Duck, Duck, Goose”? I just loved that game back in the day! This season, I feel like I’ve been playing the adult version of the game, with so many duck and goose families popping up wherever I go walking or birding. Is there anything cuter than a duckling? CanContinue reading “Duck, Duck, Goose”