Al Batt, the wandering bird book author and Clark, the winged memory champ.
The Chanticleer of the Ocean. Plus, birding advice from Minnesota and Cape Cod, and a quote from E.B. White.
We learn that Snowy Owls have wandered much farther south than we could have ever imagined. And our man in Minnesota, Al Batt, talks about mid-winter bird song and much more.
We feature a bird that's both dull and flashy; Minnesota's Al Batt describes a spectacular rooftop event; and Mike O'Connor solves a listener's dilemma...with fishing line.
We take you to the Boston Harbor Islands and the "Batt Cave" in Minnesota; we learn about the "camp robber"; and Mike O'Connor offers some more good advice about bird feeding.
We reprise the strange story of the Barnacle Goose; we present the aristocrat of waterfowl as our Mystery Bird; and we enjoy another birding mini-essay from writer Al Batt.
We feature a bird that shucks bi-valves; writer Al Batt waxes poetic about catbirds; and Mike O'Connor helps a listener with a question about flickers.
An update on the remarkable spread of the Eurasian Collared-Dove; bird essayist Al Batt joins us live from Minnesota; and we pay a visit to the Talkin' Birds Science Corner.