Feathers on Friday

If you would like to join me for my Feathers on Friday meme, please put the link to your blog post in the comments and I’ll add the link to my post.

The other day while working on my second to last chapter of my Cornell Lab Home Study course in Bird Biology, I would periodically look out the kitchen window at the slough across the road. Among the Mallards, Northern Pintails, American Avocets, and Greater Yellowlegs were two Black-necked Stilts. Black-necked Stilts aren’t all that common in this area, but I’ve seen at least one every spring at this same slough for a few years in a row now.

I took a break from the birds on the page for some digiscoping of actual birds. I used my Swarovski ATM 80 scope with the 20-60 zoom eyepiece and Phone Skope adapter to get this photo.

One of the Black-necked Stilts,


More Feathers on Friday Posts:

Bird Boy

Birds in Your Backyard

The Cats and the Birds

Wolf Song Blog

JG Birds+

Backyard Bird Blog

The Morning Side of Life


A Day in The Life

6 thoughts on “Feathers on Friday

  1. Any chance you’d write a review of the Cornell course? Are you enrolled or just working through the textbook yourself? I’m trying to decide whether it would be a good option for my 15 yo.

    • Hi Sandra,

      I just finished completing the last test the other day and should be receiving my results soon. I can tell you that is a very worthwhile course, and I’ve gained so much knowledge from it. I can certainly write a review with more of the details.

      It is written with university students in mine, however, if teens have a desire to learn about birds and their biology, they can easily make their way through it.

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