It’s almost that time of year…sparrow time! The Florida Panhandle is easily the best region of the state for winter sparrow diversity. More than a dozen species are regularly recorded here in the winter. One of my favorites is the Fox Sparrow. Gorgeous aren’t they? I actually photographed this one in Central Park in New … More Sparrows


Back home in Britain, they’re called waders. In America, they’re called shorebirds. Why the difference? Well, we call egrets, herons and such like, waders. So if you’re in a hide (blind over here) on a British nature reserve and you hear a birder mention waders, look for shorebirds because there aren’t many waders in Britain; … More Shorebirds