Tag: birds

Little Crowned Prince

I don’t know who names birds. I suppose the person who discovers a new species gets some say, but often the moniker has something to do with what the animal looks like. There’s a White-throated Sparrow. But, it could have been dubbed the White-chinned… Continue Reading “Little Crowned Prince”

The Elusive One

Since I first learned how to recognize the vocalization of the Carolina Wren, I heard it nearly daily throughout the summer. The birders apply the phrase, teakettle-teakettle-teakettle to distinguish its song. it’s a crisp, clear tune that I heard bursting from several different locations… Continue Reading “The Elusive One”