Monday, September 26, 2022

Pals, Mostly

 The same turkey feather as last Sunday!


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Neighborhood Nest

Our neighborhood is prime Red-tailed Hawk country, the local pair very vocal, and chicks most years (except last.) I took friends Dan and Sue Varland down to look at the nest, nearly the size of a Volkswagen bug, only to find it crushed on the ground under the host cottonwood tree. Big winds out of the west and One Horse Creek, and nest no more. Thank goodness the chicks had fledged, and hopefully they will rebuild. I love those guys, but they aren't screaming all day long in our yard.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Play Play

Nico is warming up to the idea of a house/playmate



Monday, September 19, 2022

New Family Member


We just picked up the 7 week-old Labrador from our friend Leesa Jones in Stevi.  Tom named him Mose and will take some getting used to, a male dog! What a trip. Nico doesn't quite know what to think, yet.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell


The Bird of Prey Festival this Saturday! Cancelled the last two years with COVID, and back. Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell 8 am- 2 pm. Awesome activities and speakers all day. We are the Keynote at noon, free and open to everyone. Birds and books, beginning with a nice Powerpoint, Peregrine, Aplomado and big owl that starred in a TED Talk. The redux since our keynote in 2013, photos here:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Smoke Capital of Montana

 Welcome to the beautiful Bitterroot Valley! Yikes.


Friday, September 9, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

LOGO!

Our friend Gary Matson asked if I could design a logo for Missoula Conservation Roundtable,  and right away I thought of a falcon sculpture I made, hanging on our deck. I won the Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award in 2017, the greatest honor of all! Thanks Erick Greene for the nomination and here is what I came up with:



Sunday, September 4, 2022

What A Difference a Molt Can Make

Maizee the Peregrine back in November, then one minute ago in the house.  From "brownie" to beautiful adult plumage.



Friday, September 2, 2022

Roxy Night

Fun Falconry program at The Roxy Theater Tuesday, and photo by Carrie Richer, Sib on her perch, baby Sib on the big screen. Sibley actually watched the whole film, Game Hawker, and my short film of her growing up. We'll be back, International Wildlife Film Festival week - April 23-30 2023. Here before you know it!


Thursday, September 1, 2022

Found Photo

 Jon and Katy Phillips, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia - Aug 1965! I remember playing with two kids our age that only spoke French, our first shots at pantomime.