In front of a Burrowing Owl Family.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Sonora the Aplomado Falcon was just watching the bird feeder in the front yard, resident rooster pheasant and nuisance Eastern Fox Squirrel that showed up, today's target. These non-resident rats were introduced in Greenough Park in Missoula so that someone would be reminded of their roots in Michigan. Something like that.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
We have an infrequent and unpredictable driveway denizen now, a Northern Shrike - the falcon of the songbirds. I have been "chumming" for House Sparrows, tossing whatever seed the pigeons don't eat in a spot outside the living room window. I had hoped to attract predators to photograph, namely Merlins and Sharp-shinned Hawks. This year a shrike showed up, migrant from the far north. And for some reason terrible, out-of-focus photos taken from inside through an open window. These guys and eat birds and mammals all winter, cool. More pictures and news on the way, promise - this is my latest obsession!
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
I am so proud of our Teaching Team Birds and Raptor Backers, finishing our 31st year and 45 programs in 2018. Heroes all, with totals of 1715 programs and 133,390 audience members since 1988 - young and old alike, and counted lots of you a dozen times, like Erick Greene and family here with this photo of Simon. Let's keep going, Raptors of the Rockies Rocks.