Monthly Archives: November 2011

Brewer’s Duck

This morning I went birding at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson. While scanning through a bunch of ducks in search of a female Eurasian Wigeon, I found an interesting hybrid duck hanging out with some Gadwall. It was a combination I’d … Continue reading

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Steven Wilson in Concert

This past week, I took a rare vacation to Chicago to see one of my favorite music artists in concert. Steven Wilson is the front man and musical kingpin for the group Porcupine Tree. Far from mainstream, Steven Wilson makes … Continue reading

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Hard Travel – A Flight From Hell

It’s happened to all of us at some point. Last night, I got stuck on a Southwest flight with some really loud, self-absorbed passengers. Listen to this recording of just a few of the highlights from this late night flight … Continue reading

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Glendale Gull

On November 9th, Tommy DeBardeleben found a young gull at the Glendale Recharge Ponds west of Phoenix that he initially took to be an odd Herring Gull. Sensing that something was odd, he sent photos around to others for opinion, … Continue reading

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Solace Bird

  I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Australia. ¬†While I am fortunate to get to visit there each year, it had been a few years since I had done the northern and eastern sections where there were still … Continue reading

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