June 2022 Taking Flight

What’s been seen: We were a little bit light on the songbirds in May, but then, Hull is not ideally suited habitat-wise for many of the warbler species that pass through here anyway. If you happened to the top of Farina Road and Fort Revere Park mid-month, though, chances are you heard some warblers singing.…

June is for Lovebirds

Text and photo by John J. Galluzzo What’s been seen: We were a little bit light on the songbirds in May, but then, Hull is not ideally suited habitat-wise for many of the warbler species that pass through here anyway. If you happened to the top of Farina Road and Fort Revere Park mid-month, though,…

up close photo of small brown sparrow

Song of Spring

SONG OF SPRING. Song Sparrows can be generally identified, and separated from other ‘little brown jobs,’ by the brown spot in the middle of their breast. Their eponymous song, too, is unmistakable. [John Galluzzo photo] What’s Been Seen: The changing of the guard is taking place as planned. Despite a sluggish start to spring, as…

loon bird swimming on a gray winter day

Common Loons, like this one photographed off Pemberton Point, change plumage dramatically each spring and fall. As residents of their winter destination, we get the drab, nonbreeding season colors.

What’s Been Seen: Scan The Hull Times and scroll through social media. Bird sightings are all around us. A Bald Eagle was seen down by the Weir River. A Peregrine Falcon fought off the snow. January was an active month for birds and birders in Hull. And, as expected, the species diversity is holding pretty…

Taking Flight 1-6-22

What’s been seen: Sometimes we just have to face the fact that we’re in love with the biggest, the strongest, and the most beautiful and iconic species of any form of wildlife – animals described in the category of “charismatic megafauna.” We use them as symbols for conservation efforts. Many are threatened or endangered and…

darke eyed bird sitting on sand outside.

Taking Flight

What’s been seen: The best birders are strategists. That’s not to say that they have to be to have fun and be successful – success, of course, being a personal definition. It’s perfectly fine to wander and discover. But a plan that takes into account season, weather, habitat, and past history can lead to wondrous…

Taking Flight

What’s been seen: The best birders are strategists. That’s not to say that they have to be to have fun and be successful – success, of course, being a personal definition. It’s perfectly fine to wander and discover. But a plan that takes into account season, weather, habitat, and past history can lead to wondrous…