Lauren Shaffer

Lauren Shaffer wrote 146 posts

Coyote Pups

Across the field from where I was birding with friends was an animal that we thought was a deer at first.  Putting bins on it, we realized we were seeing an adult coyote running along the woods with a young pup running behind.  I know that the farmers in our area would not be happy […]

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Baltimore Orioles have been busy in the neighborhood!  They’ve stopped coming to the deck for oranges and have dispersed to other places busily weaving their nests and tending their babies.  They like to use long plant fibers, some of which they strip from the old dead plants such as milk weed and other weeds.  Their […]

Birding Presque Isle in Erie, PA

Birders Flock to Presque Isle Bird watchers are now flocking to Presque Isle for the peak of the spring migration. The location of the park along the North Atlantic flyway, attracts a huge number of birds heading north to their breeding grounds.  And the warblers, purple martins and other birds are a magnet for birders. […]

Warbler Neck!

Black-throated Blue Warbler

This was the morning we’d all been waiting for in Central Pennsylvania.  Migration has mostly bypassed us several times due to storms and other factors.  It’s actually getting towards the end of the normal period where one would expect waves of warblers coming through; but when I drove up our dirt road, windows down, the […]