Joan Carson

Joan posted 66 stories to Peninsula Daily News.
Page 1 of 4

BIRD WATCH: Birds of a feather: How are they named together?

GROUPS OF BIRDS are mostly referred to as “flocks.” Other terms are…

  • Nov 12th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Rumpled ground gives clue in mole mystery

GRAY SQUIRRELS AND cottontail rabbits are Penny Dog’s favorite prey. Perhaps prey…

  • Nov 5th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Size, silhouette and all that slang

WHEN YOU TRAVEL to different countries or different places in this country,…

  • Oct 29th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Halloween heralds owl sightings on Peninsula

THE MORNING PHONE call was one of those surprises that rouses your…

  • Oct 22nd, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Welcome waxwings unique in both voice, appearance

THE SOUND COMING from somewhere on the outside of the house was…

  • Oct 15th, 2017 1:30am

CARSON BIRDING: Brush up on gull identification to stave off confusion

“YOUR GULLS COULD eat ours!” That’s the impression our glaucous-winged gulls made…

  • Oct 8th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Mysteries of migration produce surprise visitors

WHEN A GOOD friend arrives and it has been several months since…

  • Oct 1st, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Predators provide glimpse of nature in the raw

STRANGE SOUNDS IN the walls or the attic are never good sounds,…

  • Sep 24th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Expecting the unexpected with our local visitors

THE SOUND IN the garden was as pleasant as 10 fingers scratching…

  • Sep 17th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Texas birding makes for lasting memories

I LOVE TEXAS. I’ve considered it special ever since childhood. You can’t…

  • Sep 10th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Kingfishers carry their dogfights into yard’s territory

THE YARD HAD gone totally quiet. There wasn’t a breath of air.…

  • Sep 3rd, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Heading north to Alaska yields several surprises

North to Alaska THE PASSAGE OF43 years will see momentous changes in…

  • Aug 27th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Tough to pick a favorite of the season

THERE ARE ALWAYS birds that seem to go with a particular season…

  • Aug 20th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Species’ introduction heralds change for non-native country

THE IRRITATION SOME experience when a crowing rooster greets the dawn is…

  • Aug 13th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Water provides the action for bird activity

I HOPE EVERYONE reading this has a birdbath in their yard or…

  • Aug 6th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Bumper crop of luscious plums prompts orgy-like antics

BEFORE REFERRING TO something taking place in my garden, I thought it…

  • Jul 30th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: ‘Inland Sea’ ideal and easy place to enjoy birding

SOMETHING ABOUT THE lone gull perched on top of the ferry landing’s…

  • Jul 23rd, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Water brings many bird sightings

THANKS TO OUR cold, wet spring, the weeds took over various parts…

  • Jul 16th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Sunbathing birds can turn heads

THE PICTURE WASN’T very clear but the description that went with it…

  • Jul 9th, 2017 1:30am

BIRD WATCH: Growing numbers of osprey indicative of better habitat, food availability

NEWLY FLEDGED BIRDS mean more and more action from late spring to…

  • Jul 2nd, 2017 1:30am