Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter Walks and Winter Birds

Common but beautiful, gulls heed the floating ice

Walking With Birds

Birding during the winter can take many forms.  It can be done passively, through feeders, and on dedicated trek.

Almost any coastal walking route across New England provides wonderful bird views.


A Hooded Merganser





Empty Nest

At a quick glance it looks empty....
...But the longer one looks, the more one finds, such as this great blue heron.
How the Locals Dress in Winter













Feeders bring the birds to you.


Playwright Arthur Miller feeds the birds at his Connecticut home.  Photo from our archives.











30 comments:

Joy said...

Congrats on your 4th anniversary! This reminds me that I should get out more in the winter, even if my worst fear is slipping on ice.

Oxford Cloth Button Down said...

Muffy,

I want to congratulate you on your perseverance, commitment, and incredible content. This is by far one of the best blogs out there! Also, those are some really beautiful pics.

Squeeze said...

A joy to the world!

Reggie Darling said...

Congratulations! Three years of marvelous posts, thoughtful essays, and gorgeous pictures. That takes a lot of hard work, I know. Thank you, on behalf of all of your fortunate readers. Reggie

Brad Cole said...

Muffy,
Another enjoyable post! Happy third anniversary!!!
Thanks, BC

Ceci Noel said...

Congratulations!!! Love your blog ! Keep it up :)

EdinburghGirl said...

Congratulations, Muffy! As a regular reader, I look forward to many more posts!

Joyce North said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
You have enriched our days with your posts and wonderful photographs! I look forward to more of both!
Thank you!

Cubanchem said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Cheers,
PAB

Susan R said...

Well done Muffy. All good things live on. Here's to another three years.
By the way...what does zeitgeist mean?

Marie said...

Always a delight to read-thank you for the time and effort you put into this blog.

Flo said...

Happy Anniversary! To many more years of The Daily Prep!

Great pics too, love where you got the water trails of the ducks. Keep warm, not sure if you are going to get the cold we are expecting starting tomorrow here in PA. Punxatawney Phil will be looking for his shadow soon!

Farrah said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of your wonderful blog! I look forward to your future posts.

What is the app you're using? I was thinking of downloading the Sibley, but not sure if it's worth $20.

mary anne said...

Congratulations! Yours is one of the best blogs. Love the pictures and all the thought you put into your posts. So nice to have a Preppy blog that isn't only about shopping. Please keep going forward with this.

WRJ said...

Congratulations on three years, and here's to many more! Your blog so often manages to combine the innately familiar (like the photos accompanying this post) with new or hitherto under-appreciated context, and often with a dose of good humor. Thanks for that, for the quality of your writing and photography, and for always having an opinion, in a world where they (at least the well-reasoned ones) are scarce.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog.
I enjoy your insight on clothes, great pictures (yours and your dad's) and your readers' comments. Please continue your special work.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I look forward to each new entry !

Anonymous said...

My family had the same green Ford Country Squire! We named her Betsy, and I miss her to this day.

binker said...

Thank you, Muffy, and...CHEERS to 3 years!!!

William said...

Congratulations on 3 years Muffy! Your blog is a wonderful window into New England, my home before Japan, and brings back a lot of great memories (like what a "winter" is).

On a side note, I love the bird call app. One of my friends in an ornithologist with Kyoto University and is trying to put together a dictionary of various bird languages. NOT identification calls, but actual breakdown of the meanings of various bird songs. Maybe one day you'll be able to walk through the woods and listen in on the birdish conversations around you! But, maybe eavesdropping isn't very prep...

Thomasdc said...

Wishing you a Happy Anniversary! More accurately, I should thank you for your great blog for classic living. I have been w you for two years and, looking to many more. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

We went on a birding marathon yesterday looking for a couple of accidental birds, so this is a timely post for me. We have 3 bird apps: Peterson, BirdTunes, and iBird Pro. I think these are the only apps we've paid for. I gave my husband gloves with special fingertips for smart phones. He likes them because we've had very cold weather since Christmas and sometimes he'll refer to one of the apps, and it's nice to be able to keep gloves on!

Anonymous said...

Just got in from church. Congrats on four years! I think the photography really fuels this blog. I wrote a book a few years back and I tell everyone that the best part of it for me was the photos!

Not a great birder, although a bald eagle's nest is about a mile from the house and I enjoy watching the Cooper's hawks float about.

Wasp Decor said...

Congratulations on your third year! What hard work you put in for all of us who read your blog, thank you, Muffy!

Anonymous said...

congratulations! hopefully you'll do a lot of post-'grad' posting though!
-kathryn

Nadja from VA said...

Happy Blog-Anniversary. Your posts are visual feasts as well as being thoughtful and informative. Hope there are many more years to come. Thank you for all your work.

Kathy said...

Muffy,
Thank you for blogging! I've enjoyed each and every post!
Happy 3rd anniversary to the Daily Prep!!!
-Kathy M

Bitsy said...

Another fantastic post! You continually amaze us with wonderful text and fabulous photographs (both current and vintage). I have enjoyed each of your posts (and as with a favorite book, I also enjoy 'flipping back through the pages' so to speak). Thank you, and congratulations on the anniversary!

3button Max said...

Muffy- Happy 3d anniversary to DP.
max

LG said...

Congratulations! That's a long haul in blog land!