Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November Birdwise premieres on TCTV

For the November 2007 Birdwise, Tom Schooley and I travel down to Centralia and walk the Chehalis River Discovery Trail where the willows by the river were loaded with yellow-rumped warblers. We also talked with Janet Strong, president of the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust, the organization pivotal in helping the trail become a realityl. Our bird or rather birds of the month are gulls. Burt Guttman talks about "brood parasites," those birds that use other bird species as a form of child care. Sheila McCartan updates us on a bluebird reintroduction project as well as provide us with the latest on area birding hikes. We also visit the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store to get some tips from Dennis Weeks on what books would make good holiday gifts for your favorite birder. And of course, Featherman Phil Kelley drops in to give us the forecast for November birding.

The show airs on Thurston Community Television Channel 22, Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. We will have a copy of the show posted on Google Video in another week.

26 min 21 sec - Nov 27, 2007