Sunday, January 29, 2023

13 Years and Same Temperature

We were hunting Sharp-tailed Grouse and pheasants first thing in the morning near Choteau exactly 13 years, the Rocky Mountain Front as a backdrop. With negative 8 degrees, Sibley just flew to the pole and pulled up a foot, then thumbed her nose at me and Jay Sumner. Yes, it was -8 ° last night so Sib was indoors, along with Mischa and Sonora the Aplomado... all on different perches! I have this photo framed in the bedroom, what memories.
    


Saturday, January 28, 2023

Snowy Owl

Right in the yard! Okay, my metal Jillian the Great Horned Owl, sculptures on the web site. A few inches of snow and not the 8 or so predicted, but below zero temps soon. Birds back in the house.


  

Monday, January 23, 2023

This Morning

Looking southeast, and that's a Bald Eagle on top of the nest tree. We have a scope in the living room on this all year- it pretty much disappears when all of the cottonwoods leaf out. Incubation has started as early as March 5th!


Thursday, January 19, 2023

MAM Auction

The Missoula Art Museum Auction is on Saturday, February 4th, tickets sold out after "virtual" auctions the last two years. However, if you missed out,  you may bid on the Silent Auction pieces on line, and what a wonderful show! https://us.givergy.com/mam2023auction/?controller=home



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Our Winter Residents

A Bitterroot Rough-legged Hawk splits.


 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Food Scary

I know you can't believe what it is like to run out of food, and last week we ran out of mice, chickens and quail were gone. Thank goodness supplies are in now, just 5 minutes ago 100 Coturnix Quail from Northwoods Falconry. I just bought chicken thighs from Winco today as a supply for the falcons, whew. Not this kind, a California Quail!



Saturday, January 7, 2023

Tuesday, January 3, 2023