Its that time again…Week five of Featured Bird Blogger of the Week. Yippee!
This week I would like to introduce you to Dan Huber of Nature Observances.
I first met Dan a few years ago at one of my Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp outings. Dan was new to birding and he quickly racked up many life birds on the outing. Its been fun following his blog and seeing his learning progress when it comes to birding. The second time Dan joined us for a birding outing, his skills were much better and this time I was learning from him! Dan recently started sketching the birds as a learning tool. Nice! Dan also spends time on Twitter @Docforestal and Facebook sharing his and other birding and nature posts.
Dan is a busy doctor, husband and father and squeezes his birding and nature observances in between his busy schedule. Because of his lifestyle much of his birding is done in his own yard, at his daughters riding school, or on family outings. Dan doesn’t feel the need to go chasing rarities ..he is content with his ” 2-4 foot away views of the more common birds to get to know them more. The House Sparrows – have you noticed the pretty colors in the wings of these drab invaders? The small black and red highlights on a Tufted Titmouse. The fine details of shading/color of a Black-Capped Chickadee -“
Dan proves to me that even with a busy life you can find time to enjoy the simple pleasures anywhere you are.
I am a Family Physician, married with two children. I became interested and obsessed with birds in summer of 2007, when I first saw Sibley’s Guide to birds at a park store. From there, seeing my first Pileated Woodpecker sparked my interest. I have many books that I use to learn as much about bird biology and ecology as I can. Doing this and chasing
birds has been tough in my spare time, and is an off and on again endeavor. I have found joy in blogging about my experiences , as well as photography, and sketching. I think I would be very happy to work as a naturalist if the time allowed. My thirst for knowledge is unending.I keep several feeders in my backyard to watch birds when I can’t get out hiking and searching. My life list is only 247, but I am working on learning more about the common birds first.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 1~American Avocet – a Study
Saturday, October 9, 2010~Evening at the feeders
Tuesday, November 2, 2010~ Hawk Study
Sunday, July 12, 2009 Birders who Blog Tweet & Chirp (BwBTC) trip to Milford
Sunday, October 24, 2010 American Kestrel
Saturday, November 13, 2010 Gallery IV – Backyard Birds
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Tuesday Thoughts
Sunday, November 7, 2010 Parade Sunday
Check out Dans Picasa Photo album
I hope you enjoyed Dan’s blog and visit often…
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