Sunday, January 31, 2021

Nice Comparison Photo

Often mistaken for Golden Eagles, young Bald Eagles lack the white head and tail, but here is the difference, check it out. One big female was just perched over Nigel, the Golden boy, and he could not care less.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Another Cover Shot

 This one in the latest American Falconry Magazine, nice collection of covers now. This latest is of Margo our Sharp-shinned Hawk in the snow, love this bird and snapshot! Thanks Steve Jones and AF.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Magpie Siblings

 Four omnipresent magpies are surely siblings - all four revising their "birth" nest over and over (and over) again. It's just outside my window, a half-a-stones-throw away, and here are two of them perched on my Red-tailed Hawk sculpture at the base of the tree. My guess is that these four of the original six are the survivors, to carry on as only corvids can do. I love these guys.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Back to MPG

 We just had a flight at the MPG Ranch across the river, first time in five years I'll bet. Sibley got up about 300 feet goofing off with a Red-tail, and they drifted east, just specks. Nico and I checked out the view from the top of the cut bank, then I got out the whistle and lure. A black spot fell from the sky, at first I didn't know what I was seeing, then Sibley blew by me pulling out of a stoop at 80 mph! She banked over the slough and back to the glove, what a trip. I squealed I think. So, the horizon Bitterroots are from the left—  St. Mary's Peak, the Kootenai Crags and Little St. Joe's.  Our house is down there somewhere just behind there tailgate. HA!

Now, Go Packers!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Off To the Printers!

Our book Falcons of North America Second Edition is in the mail, on the way to Versa Press in Peoria, U.S. of A. My last two books from Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula have been printed in the U.S. but traditionally many publishers sent their product to Hong Kong, with reduced costs and excellent quality. Americans have since surpassed and shipping sure is easier. A dock strike in the Seattle seaport for my first book in 2002 delayed its release a month or so! Anyway, in production soon, out in late March,  and the stats:

7 1/2" x 9 1/2"     264 pages, more than 260 photos with 160 new ones. 13 years of New Science

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Sonora the Aplomado Says,

 "Hey Kate! Wash your windows!" Photo from today looking inside through the glass at a little falcon perched on a jade plant in the office. HA! 

Friday, January 15, 2021


 SnowBowl from Brooks, Kootenai Crags from Highway 93.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Falcons Book Edits

Today, Sonora the Aplomado was helping with the very last edits for the book, Falcons of North America Second Edition.  Corrections/inquiries/opinions" offered by heroes Hans and Pam Peeters.  All heeded, treasured changes, and the perfect finale to the process. Out soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sib Across the Street Today

Thanks Mike Deneve! Love flying there. Well, Sib does.

Monday, January 4, 2021

A Favorite of the Year!

Our resident House Wren by our insulator collection.

Saturday, January 2, 2021