Jake the Peregrine on day 32 through 36, outside in a newly remodeled enclosure now. Actually standing on my left hand as I type this. Playpens put away, and vacuuming up downy feathers all over the house!
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!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
We had a great "spoil the falcon" afternoon at Mannings yesterday - Jennifer (who fetched Jake with me last Saturday), Owen and Dale. Dale is the Best Bird Taxidermist in the World, just won that award for the umpteenth time at the world competition, so he was digging it. The Mannings also make up half of ROTR Board of Directors, so sort of an outdoor meeting.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Up the Blackfoot with Jay Sumner looking for fledgling Peregrines and got one at Land Lindbergh's. On the left is Betsy McDonald and Land's daughter Erin in between rain showers. Jay thinks there may be as many as 800 breeding Peregrine pairs in the state, not bad and up from zero in 1980. Jay would spend a whole season in the field and and not see a single Peregrine, imagine that. Land and I always have lots of laughs and today's humor was the beverage - knowing my penchant for domestic beer in a can, he and Betsy asked at the store in Clearwater Junction, "What is the worst cheap beer out there?" and they decided on a six pack of Natural Light. HA!
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Eight pages in Living Color on the web site, thanks Webmaster Steve Palmer. I sure with that InDesign would quit with the "updates" that totally change how you re-size and move images. This took hours longer to write than it should've.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Nearly every year the slough/creek behind the house fills, the bridge to the river floats, and we have to pull it out and leave it on the bank for several months. Re-installing is always a trick, usually a bunch of friends helping out with brute strength. However, Pat Johnson has used a very clever pulley system to do it singlehandedly! This year was particularly tough as the bank on the near side had washed out, so Pat built another sturdy platform just downstream. Plus he reinforced the far side and hooked the pickup to the cables, tugged away and perfecto. Back to the beach and Pat is a genius.