Named for its obvious and distinct white throat, this species is a year-round resident in the Northeast United States, but most of the population can be found breeding in Canada over the summer, and wintering throughout the eastern U.S. It has a very distinct song, one that I'm all too familiar with and associate with cold winter days. When we reached the summit of Mt. Colden, these sparrows could be heard in the alpine vegetation, hopping along the ground, flicking through the leaf litter. We sat to enjoy a well needed lunch break, and take in the views, when this little guy popped out. Although abundant, over the past several decades their numbers have been declining, and it will be further impacted by climate change.
INKTOBER DAY 17! Today’s piece of Save The Songbirds concept art is of Oswald the Wren and Mark the Sparrowhawk, best buds working at their laboratory. Drawing this kind of thing is really hard, because even though I look at photos of labs, I have no idea what any of the equipment is so it’s hard to know how to simplify and what’s important to include! I must do further research!!
This is cool. A Black-throated Blue Warbler was caught (and released) by our bird tagging team on Block Island, RI. Why is this relevant to Maine? This bird originated in Maine (or potentially southern Canada). It was migrating from ME/CA through Block Island on its way likely to the Caribbean or potentially as far south as Panama. Another fun fact: this Blue Warbler is yellow because it's a female (males are blue). #conservemaine#migratorybirds
It’s because of communities like @sofarsounds that we get to share our songs with music lovers all around the world 🌍 thank you for creating such a killer platform! It also allows us to share the stage with badass musicians like this fiery lady @n.tayeb 🔥 thank you for all your support @sofarsoundsla 🙌🏾🙌🏼 #badassladies
I saw this, today & cracked up! 😂 My guide has a sense of humor & a sense of, “Nah, sit down & YOU listen here!” Last week, during a walk, she drained the battery of my phone from full to zero in 10 minutes & wouldn’t let my music play, & then she killed my headphones. Apparently, I’d needed a ‘good’ talking to. OH, she did just that. For an entire hour uninterrupted she spoke to me. Well. She told me like it was & essentially her message pertained to this message which was first on my feed, this afternoon. The remaining hour? She remained in silence so I could experience the beautiful singing love birds & the sound of the wind whistling through the leaves. I always notice a song bird’s love songs. ❤️ I got an hour’s long earful from her & an hour’s long earful from Mother Nature. I was in desperate need of both. Now? I don’t ask for confirmation on anything, anymore. I don’t need it. I’ve discovered, for me, when I’m looking for confirmation what I’m really projecting is doubt. So, the confirmation that I ’think’ I need is actually an outward means to silence my doubt. What if, instead, I just let doubt die the Halloween style death its meant to? What if I don’t save it, feed it, bathe it, take it home, & let it walk all over me, anymore? I decided to let it die. So now? I don’t seek confirmation in anything, anymore. My sense of ‘knowing’ is more than what I need to fulfill me & keeps doubt from ever living in my life ever again. Seeing this? Cracked me up. Signs are great. They’re there for us to see. Questioning when we see them? Defeats the entire purpose. Law of attraction. It makes sense if you don’t think about it. So? STOP thinking about it & ALLOW it to be! 🙌 I’m a bit feisty, today. 🦁 #nature#songbirds#love#signs#spiritguides#listenupbuttercup#theyrealwaystalking#areyoulistening#iwasnt#iamnow#betterlatethannever#nexttime#dontyellatme#imsensitive 😂 #betterlivingbysarah#betterlivingbyknowing ✨
The complete bird list from our Autumn Bird Walk: 1. Common Merganser 2. Turkey Vulture 3. Rock Dove 4. Mourning Dove 5. Anna's Hummingbird 6. Acorn Woodpecker 7. Nuttal's Woodpecker 8. Northern Flicker 9. Black Pheobe 10. California Scrub-Jay 11. American Crow 12. Oak Titmouse 13. White-breasted Nuthatch 14. Ruby Crowned Kinglet 15. Western Bluebird 16. Norther Mockingbird 17. European Starling 18. Yellow Rumped Warbler 19. California Towhee 20. White Crowned Sparrow 21. House Finch
INKTOBER DAY 16! For today’s piece of Save The Songbirds concept art, I drew the cafe again. I’m still working out the shape and design of this place, and it helps to draw it from different angles to make sure I won’t run into problems for a certain ‘shot’ in the story.
Weaving level: Expert. If you think you're crafty, try building a house from palm fronds while hanging upside down. Check the link in our bio to see just how skilled these birds are.