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Earlier Posts by David Gibson

This turkey, no doubt, is squarely on the ground. But you'll see the reason for the blog title shortly. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for, don't we? As a gesture of thanks, please consider giving to your... Read More
11/24/2018 - 19:42
This adult Bald Eagle shot, courtesy of Vic Laubach, who also provided the Broad-winged Hawk kettle shot in "To October," is for our U.S. military veterans, as we continue to pay tribute. As I stated in the last blog, "Thank you for all you have... Read More
11/19/2018 - 16:29
I thought, but only momentarily, about calling the new blog "Birds Soar; Skins Sore," an article headline in the 11/5 Virginian-Pilot. The article didn't appear in the "Wildlife and Nature" section. And it wasn't authored by Mary Reid Barrow. "Birds... Read More
11/09/2018 - 16:55
In the last blog (last photo), I posted a photo of an Osprey carrying a fish. It was lunchtime on the Elizabeth. That fish, caught in the waters just off Money Point in Chesapeake, VA, that former Elizabeth River "dead zone," appeared to weigh about... Read More
11/02/2018 - 14:11
We'll start with another shoutout. But this time to the planners of the 2018 Riverfest, which raised everyone's awareness about the progress that is being made to restore the Indian River in Chesapeake, VA. This may not be an exciting photo, but to... Read More
10/19/2018 - 09:10
Should we celebrate or something? This is blog #20. A milestone. I've been advised not to use too many exclamation points, so I won't add one there. The conductor is ready to strike up the band. Why Do You Bird? I referenced my "Why Do You... Read More
10/09/2018 - 14:05
Or is it "Two Shoutsout"? Anyway...I want to start with a shoutout to those who went on the Great Migration Bird Walk on Sat. 9/29 at Paradise Creek Nature Park. It was a beautiful, birdy morning. Paradise lived up to its name. And we had a great... Read More
10/01/2018 - 17:46
Please refer to my last blog if you're curious about the title. No, there are no typos. Hurricane Florence, that 'uninvited brute,' though more like a 'minor annoyance' here, had made landfall in North Carolina. My wife and I went for a walk at the... Read More
09/20/2018 - 11:32
I thought about calling this blog 'Sumer is Agoin Out,' a rewording of "Sumer is Acumen In," a famous medieval English part song, but settled on 'I Love to Tell the Story,' the name of an old Christian hymn. So why the title? Because we're going to... Read More
09/12/2018 - 14:01
Funny Bird Stories There are often funny stories about birds in the papers, as well as reports of recent local sightings. These usually appear in weekend editions where harder news is replaced by news that is a bit softer and more entertaining.... Read More
09/06/2018 - 09:23