About

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!

Watching snow Geese at Brigantine, NJ, January 2010

Watching snow Geese at Brigantine, NJ, January 2010

Birding Grand Teton national Park, July 2010

Birding Grand Teton National Park, July 2010

Birding Cape Cod, April 2011

Birding Cape Cod, April 2011

Birding Mt. St. Helens, WA, June 2011

Birding Mt. St. Helens, WA, June 2011

On the way to Dry Tortugas National park, FL, April 2012

On the way to Dry Tortugas National park, FL, April 2012

 

Scoping for alcids at Halibut Point SP, MA, December 2012

Scoping for alcids at Halibut Point SP, MA, December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “About

  1. Brendan, what a wonderfully informative blog! I love that you encourage people to get a bird feeder. I agree that we easily forget how interesting the things that are most familiar to us are, and the we need to take a minute to look again. I look forward to reading your entries and continue to be impressed with your interest, excitement and fascination with all things. Bravo! -Michelle

  2. Hey Brendan,
    It`s Fabian. We met today at Hammonasset State Park, do you remember?
    At the most eastern point, where all the rocks are, we saw a Shorebird we could not identify. That was shortly before I left, the bird that I looked at through your scope. Do you know which one I mean? It had a reddish brown head, and it looks pretty similar to the pictures of a buff-breasted Sandpiper that you have posted some time ago. One or two of those were recently seen at the Park. Do you think it could have been a BB Sand?
    Please send me an email (address: fabian.r13@web.de).
    Maybe we can go birding together some day if you want!

    -Fabian

    PS: Your blog is awesome!

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