Brewer's Blackbird male, New Meadows, Idaho

Look at Every Bird


Brewer’s Blackbird, in the jargon of birders, are “dirt birds,” too common to be interesting. There were certainly hundreds of the along Cemetery Road in New Meadows, when WC was out with his camera Sunday morning. Under the overcast skies, the purple and green sheens of the males was especially vivid. So when one held…

Violaceous Trogon, Panama, 2010

Lazy Mondays: Trogonidae


Generally, a lazy bird is a dead bird, but some birds are less . .. energetic . . . than others. The Adélie Penguin, the last Bird of the Week, is always busy. By contrast, the Trogons, at least the Neotropical Trogons that WC has seen, are remarkably sedentary. And remarkably beautiful. There are about…