Thursday, March 30, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Brother Jonathan's son Zach is a movie/photography buff and took boxes of old 16mm films from Mom's house to turn them in to playable films on the computer! 1962!!!! Baby Jon, KT, and Dad Carlos! Wow, more to come and this is just the first...Thanks, Zach!
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Thanks to our new pal, managing editor and reporter Jessica Abell for the Sunday Story! And photos...https://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/of-fate-and-falcons-kate-davis-looks-back-on-50-years-of-conservation-education/article_61270b68-ca9a-11ed-87a8-2b807314d610.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023
I was so happy to meet with my TED Talk Coach from 2015, Hipolito Rafael Chacon yesterday to run my PowerPoint for the Cincinnati Zoo Gig by him. Great, excellent suggestions and added this old photo for the section on raptors and indigenous beliefs. Next, the TED Talk!
Monday, March 20, 2023
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Sunday, March 12, 2023
The last photo posted of the guest bedroom had an Aplomado Falcon perched in the middle and 20 below zero outside. Now, card inventory as I am re-stocking at Rockin' Rudys and donating 15 packs of 7 various cards/envelopes to the Montana Public Radio Fundraiser coming up. No guests for a few days more, sorry....HA!
Friday, March 10, 2023
I received a copy of the new book The Peregrine Falcon from the authors in the UK, and volunteered to write the review for the Journal of Raptor Research. Editor Jeep Pagel always want a co-reviewer to be an ECRR = Early Career Raptor Researcher, so Carly Muench is helping me. Here she is yesterday, and the same spot 24 hours later! More about the book to come, and it is a true treasure.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
A little pack of ancient bacon was found hidden away in the freezer and I put it in the suet feeder. Somehow the word spread and GONE in about 15 minutes, feeding frenzy of mostly magpies -even some fisticuffs, or beak/feeticuffs and we thought one magpie was injured but just fine. Great actors.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
We have a magpie nest 20 yards from where I'm sitting, a domed stick nest near the top of a Ponderosa Pine we planted 20 years ago. These birds are always the first to nest and have been rebuilding for over a week now, funny to watch in the the snow squalls. I have seen 5 young, maybe 6 fledge at 30 days from that closed (safe) nest, somehow. Young have short tails, pink mouths and light-colored eyes, and they are the ones begging all summer, like this one last July on the Gyrfalcon sculpture. Lots of people don't, but I love magpies (except when they are stealing ALL of the eagles' food.)