My name is Brendan Murtha, and I am a 13 year 0ld birder and naturalist from Norwalk, CT. I am in the Junior Staff of Earthplace Nature Center, Vice President of the Connecticut Young Birders Club, member of the New York State young Birders Club, and a volunteer at the Bruce Museum seaside center during the summer.
I got into birding at a young age, inspired by my dad, who would always talk of all the warblers and owls he saw in Central Park. In the past few years I’ve taken birding to a whole new level, and now it is my overall hobby and obsession. I do most of my birding along the Connecticut coastline, but I also take many trips around the northeast, to Massachusetts or New Jersey. Of course the most rewarding are the far trips, and I do a few a year.
I’m also very interested in all nature in general, and have become a pretty well rounded naturalist – I know my Herps, Insects, and Mammals, as well as most of the LIS marine life.
I like all outdoors sports (hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, etc.) plus writing, reading, and technology. I also play the drums.
Recently I have also gotten in photography, which should be evident in my posts.
Enjoy my log of natural adventures. Good Birding!