Cross-country skiing on the first day of February in a local forest preserve, I brightened at the call of a black-capped chickadee: chick-a-dee-dee-dee. It’s a call that delights both adults and children.
Lots of people ask me what my favorite bird is. I don’t hesitate to answer. It has been and, I suspect, always will be the eastern bluebird, the species that Henry David
The bobolink, a bird of large grasslands, is one of Barrington’s most cosmopolitan summer residents. It spends winter months in the pampas and wetlands of northern Argentina and Paraguay, and flies over
Have you caught yourself staring at a largish, elegant, pure white bird flying above town in graceful wingbeat? Or standing statuesque and motionless at the edge of a pond outside town? The
A woodpecker on the ground?? If you see what you think might be a woodpecker on terra firma, it is likely to be a northern flicker. This largish woodpecker goes “anting” on
Because it’s Earth Day and it’s beautiful outside (thank you, Mother Nature), we decided it’s a great day to debut a new spring series focused on our feathered friends here in Barrington.