Solar Eclipse – 9:00 am, Franklinton, NC

Today’s solar eclipse should maximize at 2:45 pm with a 91% sun obscuration in this location.  It will begin at 1:16 pm and end at 4:06 pm according to local news sources. Dozens to hundreds of starlings have gathered in the grass surrounding this area–just like they do prior to the fall migration.  Early fall? […]

Red-Breasted Mergansers

Red-Breasted Mergansers

About a week ago, I spotted these birds swimming along the shore of the ocean near Bonita Beach, Florida.  I could tell that they were mergansers from the shape of their head, but I also knew they were not the hooded mergansers with which I am familiar.  Yesterday, as I was walking in the backwater area, the […]