If a blustery, snowy afternoon isn’t custom-made for catching up on bird news, then I don’t know what is. After all, it’s not like I’m going to see anything other than the White-throated Sparrows and Northern Cardinals flitting about the brush pile outside my window. Better to get current on what’s happening with the rest of the bird world. To that end:

More caterpillars = less reason to stray? That appears to be the case with Black-throated Blue Warblers, who exhibit a higher tendency to stand by their man (or woman) when food supplies are abundant. (Single, for the moment, BTBW above by Corey.)

It’s hard out there for a pheasant (in Nepal, that is).

A pair of Burrowing Owls are ready for their close-up.

Are rainbow scrunchies the answer to cat munchies? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Best. Knitting project. Ever.

Some birds who probably could have used those sweaters in southern California were the victim of a mystery spill. (International Bird Rescue has more on how to help.)

Don’t you forget about me … The Breakfast Club, bird edition.

And just because we all need a good giggle now and then (me, especially, these days), and who better to provide it than the folks at Sesame Workshop, this happened. So much win.


The next logical step, obviously, is drunk-tweeting. (Disturbing/hilarious image by Corey.)


Written by Meredith Mann
The lowly Red-winged Blackbirds in suburban New York triggered Meredith Mann's interest in birds. Five years later, she's explored some of the the USA's coolest hotspots, from Plum Island in Massachusetts to the Magic Hedge in Chicago to the deserts of Fallon, Nevada. She recently migrated from the Windy City (where she proudly served as a Chicago Bird Collision Monitor, rescuing migrants from skyscrapers and sidewalks) to Philadelphia, where she plans to find new editing and writing gigs; keep up her cool-finds chronicle, Blog5B; and discover which cheesesteak really is the best. And she will accept any and all invitations to bird Cape May, NJ.