I hereby declare today Birds On The Move Day. I just (4:00PM) went out with my dog to get the mail, and was extremely fortunate.
There in the trees at the bottom of my driveway was a small flock – I’d guess about 20 individuals, both male & female – of Red-winged Blackbirds. [...]
Many birds play a little call & response game. A chickadee in the maple will call “chicka-dee-dee-dee” and one in the pine will respond in kind. Barred owls often ask, “who cooks for you?” only to hear the reply, “who cooks for y’all?” (By the way, did you know that you can often tell [...]
Springtime brings us lots of sounds that we don’t hear the rest of the year. Geese honk overhead, peepers peep and wood frogs chortle in the wetlands. Barred owls mating calls range from their typical “Who cooks for you” to something that sounds (to me) more like laughing hyenas. Towhees admonish us to drink [...]
Members of the titmouse family, small, plump, & aggressive chickadees are full of personality. They are acrobatic as they dance around tree branches, never staying in one place for long. Their black bib & cap, combined with their white cheeks, gives their faces a striking appearance. Their loud “bi-dee-dee-dee” call makes them [...]
I recently took Rick Miller, reporter for the Olean Times Herald, on a walk through part of our Lillibridge Road property. He took many photos, and posted them as a slide show on YouTube. Check it out!
Fritillary on Echinacea
By nature shots we don’t mean anything like jello shots.
Instead, point your camera at all things natural. Shoot video or stills. Edit and organize your work, and submit it into our third annual Pfeiffer Nature Center Film Festival!
We’re looking for amateur photography buffs (regardless of whether you [...]
I found sound challenging to capture in a silent, still photo. You be the judge of how well I did.
Bumblebee busy gathering chive nectar
This little buzzer is pollinating my red raspberries.
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
The Yellow Bellied Sapsucker has a jazzy little drumming beat.
I had three pairs of robins make nests in various places on my house this spring. Two of them were tucked into nooks on my front porch. It was a bit of a problem, since the robins were understandably distressed when I sat on my porch. I know it’s silly, but I modified my [...]
I’ve already told you that most days I walk early in the morning, before the sun is really up. The birds are just awakening, and the greet me each day with lovely songs.
But, as I’ve mentioned, since it’s not fully light, I rarely see the birds, I have to identify them by sound [...]
I’m a morning person. My routine, 7 days a week, is get up, throw on some sweats, and go outside with the dog for a nice, long walk. On days when I’m working at Pfeiffer Nature Center, that walk happens at about 5:00 a.m. Since that’s dark most of the year, I walk up [...]