Sunday, March 29, 2009


Shortly after New Year's Day, I was chatting with a friend of mine, Christopher, about Blogs, the Blog-o-sphere, and Blogging. Christopher started a Blog last year and its fantastic (Go to: Picus Blog at:

I told Christopher that I was interested in learning about Blogs and that I would like to try my hand at Blogging in hopes that it would prompt me to write more about my birding and other ventures - while keeping my computer skills sharp. On New Year’s Night ‘09, I went back through all of my e-mail post to a local birding listserve and pulled most of them into a Word document for safekeeping. As I skimmed my posts, I saw that in the early years I would write about my birding ventures, however; over the years, I stopped writing and now tend to post lists and numbers of species I see during a day out birding. I just do not journal like I used to either - pen to paper!

While I do not know a thing about the Blog-o-sphere this is one of my New Year's resolutions to tackle - so here it goes! I am not sure how often I will be able to post but I hope this will get me writing again and sharing some great photos!

I took the photo at the top this Blog in June 2008 with my cell phone at the J.A. Skinner State Park in Hadley, MA. It is of an azalea. My friend Eddie took the photo I use for my Profile in July 2004 as I was finishing a paddle on the Kennebago River. This paddle is part of an annual birding trip he leads in the Rangeley Lakes Region of ME (he has been leading this trip since 1998 for the Brookline Bird Club)!


  1. Woo-hoo! Welcome to the blog-o-sphere. I look forward to following, and reading the narratives of birding adventures. Good timing too, since we are just entering spring migration around here so things should be starting to rev up. I'll be happy to help out, answer any questions that I can, etc.

  2. ...I did the exact thing this January. I wanted to write and learn more about birds and felt the discipline of a blog, would help me...and help me teach my family and friends about birds too. I knew nothing about blogging then. Now I love it and have met so many birdy people it's amazing!