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Chapter One Photos

Kent COunty Sewage Pond
Only a birder would sneak out of work on a spring day to visit a sewage pond.

Green Book of BirdsNever trust a field guide that comes with an Uncle Wiggly game.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak maleThe bird that turned me into a birder, a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, male and femaleMale and female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks wait for a turn at the feeder.


Song Sparrow
I was stunned that there wasn't just one bird called a sparrow, and that a Song Sparrow wasn't the same as a House Sparrow.


White-breasted NuthatchI couldn't tell a White-breasted Nuthatch from a Tufted Titmouse until Linda told me, “The nuthatch walks upside-down.”



Chapter Two Photos

Point Pelee Naitonal ParkI agreed to visit Point Pelee National Park because I liked its shape on a map. (Image: Parks Canada)

White-throated SparrowWhite-throated Sparrow "Little Buddy" kept us company during a miserable winter.


American Tree Sparrow

Linda knew the American Tree Sparrow by the black smudge on the breast.

African Grey "Dusty"Dusty and our other African Greys amazed me with their intelligence and trouble-making ability.

Ring-necked Dove "Howard"Our pet Ring-necked Dove Howard would go back into his cage on command... when he wanted to.

Baltimore Oriole Even I could identify a Baltimore Oriole. It was the one that liked oranges.


Kirtland's WarblerIt's very rare to see a Kirtland's Warbler in the US outside of Michigan, but I managed to blunder into one in Ohio before I started birding.
(Photo by Bill Rapai, author of The Kirtland's Warbler)

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Chapter One: The Green Book and the Redhead

Chapter Two: Twice Bitten

Chapter Three: A Song Soothes Mr. Crabby

Chapter Four: A Duck Out of Water

Chapter Five: Close to Home

Chapter Six: The Adversary

Chapter Seven: Not in My Backyard

Chapter Eight: A Crash Course in Warblers

Chapter Nine: Learning from Babies

Chapter Ten: Anything Can Show Up Anywhere

Chapter Eleven: The Worm Turns

Chapter Twelve: Back to the Beginning

Chapter Thirteen: The Redhead and the Redhead