Dark Eyed Junco

How to identify a Dark Eyed Junco Identifying the Dark Eyed Junco is more complicated than doing so with most birds. First you have to acknowledge that there are seven variations of the bird and each one of these has its own identifying marks and characteristics. These seven are: Slate-colored Junco, White-winged Junco, Oregon Junco,…Read More

Black-Capped Chickadee

How to identify a Black-Capped Chickadee As the name suggests the black-capped chickadee has a black “cap” over his head. This is the most distinguishing feature of the bird. The cap reaches just under his black eyes. It is also has white cheeks on the side of his face and a black “bib” over his…Read More

Befriending a Robin in Ireland during COVID-19 Lockdown

The recently imposed health policy of lockdown has become a universal phenomenon with people across the globe experiencing the unprecedented restriction of personal movement, and isolation from friends, family and neighbours. In Ireland national policies of self imposed isolation have been welcomed by some as an opportunity for invention, creation and innovation, and experimental family…Read More

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