Monday, August 04, 2008

Etsy and Birds

Rare birds abound in the NY/NJ area this weekend. Both Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Red-necked Stint appeared within 1000 feet of each other at Jamaica Bay NWR in NY. Now there's a report of Sprague's Pipit way down in south Jersey on a sod farm. That's a bird not on the official NJ checklist. In any event, I haven't seen any of these.

In other news, my sister (who is always up on neat things that are sold on the net), has sent me several links to different sellers on who have bird-related items. If you're not familiar with Etsy, it's a site where crafty and artsy people (AKA people who are not me) can sell their stuff for a small % fee (kind of like eBay without the auctions).

Here are a few samples. Just go there and search for 'bird" and you'll be inundated with sellers.

The Mincing Mockingbird - magnets with funny sayings, prints of nice paintings

BirdzNBeez - Handmade bird and nature-themed jewelry

Bird bird - Gocco screen prints and little wool things



Rick said...

Sprague's Pipit?!? Bird of the year if true....

Patrick Belardo said...

Seriously! No confirmations yet and lots of sightings of young Horned Larks.