Friday, July 23, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Family

Parent (father perhaps) and daughter. Yes, the two fledgling Bald Eagles are often perched on top of the eagle enclosure, and are huge compared to our two male eagles. Larger size equals females. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Now Have Name

 Maizee! Over at Bev and Steve Glueckert's today.



20 Days!


 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Our New Peregrine

Our new female Peregrine has joined us, 19 days old, from NorthGenFalcons in Port Angeles, Washington.  The nightmare Alaska Air flight from Seattle began with missing the first at noon because of a "dry ice/kidney transplant" in cargo. I guess no animals with dry ice. Then at the airport I was told they skipped the next flight because of fire equipment in cargo (!)  So at 10 pm  she finally arrived, took almost an hour to get her from cargo, but alive and a happy ending at midnight. Fine now and could have been bad, all that time in the kennel. Whew. Stay tuned....



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

Twenty Years

 I just found a copy of that top photo, and what a flashback. It was 2001 just after construction by Mike Hupe and Dave Plummer, my designs and even featured in THE Raptor guide by University of Minnesota. So I just got this second one, moments ago. That first building on the left was constructed a few years later for the Harris's Hawk, Chesty and now hope to Simon and Sonora.  I am sure proud of this place. Look at the vegetation=shade!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Wrong!

This whole time I thought the eagle nest was going to be later at fledging than previous ones, and wrong! Here was a youngster, out of the nest on July 3rd! How patriotic if he had waited a day.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Eagle Beach

 Last evening a quick trip to the beach by the house revealed a young Bald Eagle! Baby from across the river, fledging two weeks earlier than I predicted? Nope. A year old bird judging from the plumage. 



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Jazz Sessions on Thursday




Jazz Sessions on Montana Public Radio tomorrow with Annie Garde and me hosting, Thursday at 2-4 pm MST .
A bunch of CDs I bought at Rockin Rudy's and starting with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band 18 piercer, Pat Martino, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Kenny Burrell, Cal Jader, Paul Desmond, Wes (of course) and Charlie Byrd - a recording we listened to as kids on the Wallensak reel-to-reel at dinner time all growing up.