Tricia Booker Photography

May 28, 2011


One of the most gratifying aspects of the Virginia Working Landscapes bird survey is learning to identify a variety of birds. I’ve always considered myself an avid birder and consistently work to name new species I see, whether in my backyard or out and about. As a volunteer for this project, I feel compelled to learn even more, including the challenging aspect of identifying birds simply by hearing their songs and picking out specific calls even amongst the vast chorus heard in a huge native-grass field.

As with many birders, my greatest difficulty is to identify a particular sparrow from among the many different types, especially when it’s on the wing. So, for now, I’m never far from the binoculars and the Peterson Field Guide, where the sparrow section is clearly highlighted with a blue tab.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Drawn In

Art • Nature • Exploration


herzlich willkommen auf meinem fotoblog

Drawing Covert

Exhibitions, tours, research, programs, events, on a unique collection of books, archives, paintings, sculpture and more.

a coffee break with mike

unwind from the grind

Brian J Zwit

Photographer, Educator, and Dingo's Buddy

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography


Fine art photography

A (Mostly) Solo Female Exploring the World

Valérie Jardin's Blog

Chasing Light ~ Telling Stories

The Explorographer

I take big trips, share them with the world so you can come along from your computer or plan your own trip through my experience. I teach as well.

%d bloggers like this: