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Deceased Long-tailed Duck undergoes a makeover

Nathan Goldberg|

Long-tailed Duck (Photo by Josh Engel)

This past weekend, my friend Steve Huggins texted me a photo of an adult male Long-tailed Duck he had found off of Lake Michigan near North Avenue Beach. He knows I worked at the Field Museum, and said it was all mine if I wanted to pick it up. The next day (Sunday, March 2nd), my mom and I headed …


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Snow-birding with Gus

Alex Lamoreaux|

Snow has been falling non-stop since last evening here in Hershey, PA where my parents live. We now have about 4.5 inches on the ground. Earlier this afternoon, I took my dog Gus out for a walk through the field, swamp, and forest edge to see what birds we could stir up. Gus is a Brittany and loves being out, …


Now it’s December.

Alex Lamoreaux|

One of three bull Elk we saw this afternoon! Notice the radio collar. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Not too long ago it was October 30th – Hurricane Sandy was ripping through PA and we were chasing storm birds like crazy. Then when we had time in November, we went on a 5 day birding trip and then did some PA rarity chases. Now all of a sudden, it’s December. I figured it would be a good idea …