King of the Eiders—and are Bluebirds nesting in winter?
Author, artist, and naturalist Julie Zickefoose joins us to talk about her wonderful new book, "The Bluebird Effect." And we meet the shorebird that nests in trees.
We'll learn how to do a perfect bird imitation—by banging two rocks together. Also, Mike O'Connor helps a listener with a nest problem, and we almost stump our callers in our Mystery Bird Contest.
Mass Audubon's John Galluzzo co-hosts and we talk about wintering catbirds, Snowy Owls, Harlequin Ducks, and King Eiders. And Mike O'Connor questions a listener's theory about February-nesting bluebirds.
We learn about the bird that nests in the depth of winter; Mike O'Connor talks about vultures and possums; and we almost stump listeners in our Mystery Bird Contest.
A familiar-sounding Mystery Bird fools a number of callers; we hear the lament of the House Finch; and Mike O'Connor tackles a legal question about collecting birds' nests.
We know cats are bad news for birds, but how about dogs? And, should birds line their nests with...fiberglass insulation?
Birding guru (and Red-Footed Falcon discoverer) Vern Laux tells us about a huge incursion of Purple Finches and Red-breasted Nuthatches...and why you might want to put up more feeders this fall. And we learn that the Sandhill Crane has established a new nesting location.
"Jim" is a game show contestant as we present our Featured Feathered Friend; we stump all of our Mystery Bird callers; and Mike O'Connor advises a listener about preserving an aging nest box.