Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Pileated from the Porch

 This young female Pileated Woodpecker was just in the front yard, tame as a cat! 

Saturday, September 12, 2020


 Yes, our Raptors web site (www.raptorsoftherockies.org) was hacked, and look at the perpetrators. Cialis! Of all things. Many, many thanks to Webmaster Steve Palmer for fixing it right away. Whew, scary.

And on a lighter note, Nico is slowly recovering from the loss of her sister dog, Mookie, as are we.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Falcons of North America 2nd Edition

DONE! Submitted to Mountain Press Publishing Company yesterday and six months almost exactly since I began work on this project. The first version was the favorite of my six books, and came out 12 years ago. Now, major edits and updates, 150 new photos and a total of 264 from Rob Palmer, Nick Dunlop, me, plus some guests. Psyched for this one, larger format! WHEW!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

So Sad

 Mookie our favorite dog passed away Saturday, nearly 10 years old and our family. She suffered a stroke about a month ago and was on pain meds, then appetite meds, then she just gave up. A rough night and died here at her home. She was our constant companion, hikes and hunting with the Peregrine, and always laid down in any body of water she came across, river or irrigation ditch. RIP Mook, XXOO.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Aircrane Pays a Visit

 The biggest bird of all, an Aircrane was sucking water out of the Bitterroot River next to the eagle enclosure yesterday afternoon, and Nigel the Golden Eagle didn't budge. That neighbor taking pictures by the fence on the left sure did. They were battling the Cinnabar blaze in the Sapphires. LOUD!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Bridge Finally Installed

 Unfortunately, we have to pull the bridge over the slough out every spring when the Bitterroot River rises, June this year. And once again Pat Johnson to the rescue, this time with John Hoeman. Pulleys and a pick-up truck, plus some muscle-work. Hurray!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Money Laundering

Some clean currency now!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sonora In the Office Today

 I got half of the new book captions done today, and will make my deadline of Friday, hurray!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bears Today!

I was photographing a kestrel and our neighbor pointed out these bears in a tree near-by. Mom and two young.


Monday, August 17, 2020

Youngster Ducks

 These three Wood Ducks were down at the slough, hanging tight on a Saturday night.