Our kitchen counter just now, flowers and a live rooster donated by Bitterroot friends. And Little Jake just before his little lure training this morning. He is so smart - knows his ABC's and can count to 10.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Those Ospreys were still battling in the same place yesterday morning and we sure are scratching our heads. Even in breeding season Ospreys are not territorial. With their 100% diet of fish, their prey is transitory and can be found anywhere. Males will guard females at the nest, but no nest here. Plus, neither combatant, both adult males, had a fish to fight over - empty handed. Weird.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
We've been watching some amazing battles between two adult Ospreys on the beach, last night and still this morning. A Osprey third came in for a scrap as well. I even witnessed a Red-tail attack on an Osprey yesterday. I have never seen anything like this, ever.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Although we see them every summer, this is the first time the swifts have nested in our chimney in the office. I got a bunch of shots of nothing, but a few here of a food delivery to the 5 or 6 young, all fledged two days ago,. They chase their parents through the sky twittering and occasionally getting dive-bombed by swallows. Look at the full crop (throat area) full of insects upon entry, nothing at the exit.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
I remember that TV ad from 1968, even the year - the little boy says "I lLika 'mokey Bear". Tomorrow, July 27th: Smokey Bear 75th Birthday: At the National Museum of Forest Service History, just one mile west of the Missoula Airport on highway 10. Our best buddy Annie Garde from Pea Green Boat MTPRadio a watermelon eating contest, activities all day. Raptors of the Rockies at 3 pm. What fun!