Monday, October 14, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Donate Today!

Make a pledge today to Montana Public Radio, Fall Fundraiser for our favorite radio station, essential to life!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Seeing Double?

A snapshot in the garage, Sibley on a poster, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Calendar.
By the way, our 2020 Raptors of the Rockies Calendar will be ready to order/purchase next week, news on the way.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sunday Hunt

Opening day duck hunt for Sib and what? 95 Sandhill Cranes in the Bitterroot! No birds were harmed in the making of this day.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sib Today

And Sonny seems to be recovering nicely, just doesn't like being in a smaller building than his 40 foot enclosure with Nigel. Get over it, Sonny, for a week at least.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sonny the Bald Eagle Surgery

Our hero, Dr. Scott Bovard at Missoula Veterinary performed the removal of a huge growth at the tip of our Bald Eagle's wing today. Sonny joined us as an adult eight years ago, and Dr. Scott over twenty years ago as our vet. Sonny banged that wingtip in the 40 foot enclosure and had a infected ball as big as a lemon, removed with some bone by Scott. Thanks and recovery news on the way.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunday Snow

As promised and kind of sporadic. Our resident Pheasies in the front yard just now. And Sib flying earlier this week. Two very different seasons, and wish I'd wound up the garden hoses going out to the hawk buildings...yesterday!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pea Green Boat Time Tomorrow

    I'll be back on Montana Public Radio, this time with birds and two guests. Host Annie Garde is the skipper of the Pea Green Boat childrens' programming from 4-5 pm weekdays, and this time we'll have falcons and an owl in the studio.  Little Jake the Peregrine will have his radio debut, and his namesake 8-year-old Jake and his brother Luke Snowden are joining us. Plus iPod the Pygmy-owl and a kestrel. Way fun, and see you tomorrow, Thursday the 26th.In Missoula - 89.1 FM, left of the dial across the state, and streaming live at

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1989 to 2019

My first etching, "A Clockwork Owl" on zinc with nitric oxide.
Now the new one, "Great Horned Owl and Offspring" 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" dry-point on plastic and water-based inks, gouache paints and Arteza Brush Pens -  30 years later exactly!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Little Jake Today

I did a little experiment with Little Jake today when I drove to Missoula to go see my Mom.  He was installed in the back of then Subaru without a hood (!) and he did the whole trip there and back looking out the window. A trip to Rockin Rudy’s to deliver some cards - here with Bruce Micklus, then an hour in Mom’s living room without a peep or any problem. (And yes, Mom has a stuffed Mountain Lion on her piano….gave it to her in my taxidermy days!) What a champ you are, Little Jake.
He has his debut on Montana Public Radio next Thursday the 26th at 4 - 5 pm, and will remind you to tune in, Pea Green Boat with Annie.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Two Birds

Sib starts her 17th hunting season, flying like a pro already and only a few swoops on the puppy. One big happy family now as Mookie and Nico hunt 'em up.
And, newly hatched homing pigeon, love these guys!