This episode's Mystery Bird lives almost exclusively in the U.S; our Featured Feathered Friend is found out at sea: and Mike O'Connor is in the backyard for some evening dining with the Cardinal.
The classic, if crazy, recording by The Trashmen introduces our special guest today—birding guru and author Wayne Petersen. Also on this show, we meet our Featured Feathered Friend in a 1960s coffee house, find our Mystery Bird somewhere down south, and find out whether cat food is good for your cardinals.
We learn about a bird with a very strange beak; we present a Mystery Bird who's very secretive; and we hear about a cardinal with a crew cut.
We offer free samples of bird-friendly Birds and Beans coffee; the big bad Black-back stars as our Featured Feathered Friend; and in our Let's Ask Mike segment we hear about the Cardinal vs. the Oldsmobile.
We answer a question about bald Cardinals, we hear an amazing story about a winged shoplifter, and our Mystery Bird arrives in Massachusetts after a 150-year absence!
Look! Up in the sky! It's a plane! It's...our Featured Feathered Friend—a bird that can reach nearly 200 miles per hour in a dive! Also today, a new Mystery Bird; and our man Mike O'Connor answers a question about Cardinals and Catbirds.