Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kathie's Birds is About to Begin!

Hello Everyone!

I have arrived safely in Connecticut after birding my way across the United States.  I am still busy getting settled and submitting data to eBird but as of now I have counted birds in at least 27 states!  However, I still have more states to add.  I have only gotten as far as Iowa in submitting my bird counts!

I hope to add photos to this blog soon but so far have not had time to resolve my photo issues. If you are new to my blog, Welcome.  I am in the process of moving from Tucson, AZ back to New England where my husband has transferred for his job. I am currently staying with my mother in CT but we will soon be moving to Massachusetts where we have found an apartment to rent in Andover. I am a person who likes to watch and count birds. As a result, I submit my data to eBird, an online bird data base administered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Anyone can access the sight to see the results of the bird data submitted.  It is a fun way to track bird populations form all over the globe.

While in AZ I started my first blog called Sycamore Canyon. It is a journal of my 3 years of birding in and around that state. Now that I am moving here I have started Kathie's Birds in an effort to chronicle my new birding adventures.  However, I took and published so many photos for my other blogs that I used up all my photo space with blogger. I will now have to find out how to purchase more space for more photos.  Until then this will be a words only blog.  I hope you like to read! And I hope you will come back and visit me. My writing and visiting will be sporadic until I get settled but I will do my best to respond to your comments and visit your blogs in the meantime.

Once again, welcome to my new blog and you are welcome to visit the other three:

Sycamore Canyon (to see where it all started)
Sycamore Canyon Birds- an online record of birds seen in Sycamore Canyon of Corona de Tucson (a work still in progress)
and Kathie's Poet Tree (where I have fun with art and poetry).


  1. Kathie,

    Glad to see you made it safe and sound to your new home in CT. I myself am in discussions with a home building company that may be taking my family to one of five states in the midwest or in the south. I'll probably have to have a blog and twitter name change soon too.

    Best wishes!

    - Robert

  2. Keeping with you Kathie.

  3. Alright! I'm still following you and your wonderful birding adventures.

    I didn't know we could run out of space on blogger. Hmmmmmm.

    Good luck moving in.

  4. Kathie, you might want to look at Flickr. It is easy to use, and offers another opportunity for people to see your photos, and blog.

    Welcome back east!

  5. Wow-used up all your photo space-didn't even know that could be an issue.-Glad you had a safe trip and I'll update you blog link.

  6. Following along as you make the move. Welcome to CT , there are some great spots to bird here. Cheers.


  7. Glad to have caught up with you Kathie, in your new location. I look forward to reading about your adventures.

  8. Welcome home! I didn't know you were only allowed so much photo space on Blogger! Hope you can buy more!

  9. Hi Kathie. Glad to hear you have arrived safely plus plenty of birding on the way.
    Your total storage space is shared between Blogger, gmail and Picassa Web Albums so you can upgrade to 20GB for $5 a year .... go to link at foot of Picassa Web Album page.

    Take care & have fun. FAB.

  10. You're just in time for New England's spectacular foliage show!

    We used to live right next to an area protected by the Audubon Society in NY. We saw some beautiful birds, but I'm sure your expert eye would have seen so many more. Hope you get the photo situation fixed. You capture such beautiful birds with your camera.

    Good luck with your move!

    p.s. I love that you married your husband after only a month! Stories like that always warm my heart. xoxo

    1. Bella, I'm 2 years late with my reply but thankful that you enjoyed this story and that I warmed your heart!

  11. Yes I use Flickr for my photos on my blog now. That way I can add bigger photos of my subjects and will also be able to use Picnik to tweak my photos! I am so glad you are safe and all went well!

  12. Hi everyone! Thanks for all your comments! I have read them all. The madness continues and inbetween I am birding whenever and wherever I can! I hope to visit you all very soon!

    Early Birder, thanks for the tip on purchasing more space on Picasa! Wouldn't it be nice if when you ran out of space a message popped up saying "you've run out of space, purchase more here" and then provide a link with the price instead of sending an error message saying "404 forbidden" which means nothing to me, sounds so intimidating, and then I have to go research and try to figure out what it means! (are you listening Google?)

  13. Warm greetings from Sri Lanka!

    Good to find you in your new home, state, and blog, Kathie. I too didn't know that you can run out of space on blogger of the images. I too upload mine to flicrk and use that link, so I guess I will not run into that issue.

    1. Gallicissa, I have never used Flicker, though I know that many people do. I just found this comment, so I am sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! I hope that you are well and that the birding has been good for you. I hope you are still playing scrabble too! Thank you for the warm wishes!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.