Archive for March, 2008

Before I start babbling I’d like to first post a link to Montucky’s in the field woodland star – he did a fabulous job of capturing it and it’s completely worth a peek. Honestly I would have attempted to capture this in field however, there was just one flower and it was bitter cold outside! It […]


It took awhile! Today the crossbills finally landed on my feeder and then waited in line patiently for the feeder to open up. I’ll explain that in depth. There is a huge (about six story high) ponderosa pine right next to my feeder. All the birds (in general) are patient and wait tucked in that tree […]


To be real I have to admit it was two days. The birds have flocked quite graciously to my home. If I wander away from the feeder area I don’t hear a sound so I always end up coming back. I thought I’d take a moment to describe (along with photos) two interesting things that have […]


I blame myself – I really do. With all the kids being sick, then myself, and now my hubby I had sadly, forgotten the birds. Today I went out and found one feeder with a lot of activity, only half full and it was snowing again. (All other feeders were empty.) I noticed that the birds […]


…and today is one of them. Yesterday I was running a 102 degree temp because my kiddo’s brought an illness from Orient school and the fever finally broke late last night. So I went back to the buttercups and took a shot at about six o’clock in the evening. The sun had not completely set […]


I almost forgot to post these. Some Western Bluebirds checking out the accommodations we were attempting to rent out. Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) Now jumping forward in time (to March 22nd) I had mentioned to Tom (Monarch) that my husband and I had been married outside. During the whole ceremony a Meadowlark had sat atop […]


why? well, it’s a funky year. Hubby’s birthday was the 21st, our anniversary yesterday and of course Easter today.  Happy Easter all! So I’ll limit myself. Snow Buttercups One of my favorite shots of the week, coming in for a landing, and… Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea); Joe and I went out on a hike yesterday and heard this extremely […]


American Robin (hiding in our rained on fir tree) Now a person can see why birding can sometimes be a little difficult. and then there’s getting the classic shots of the shy birds…. Today though; the little female Varied Thrush let me take a picture of her underbelly. Which offers another tricky part of making […]


I ran into….

18Mar08

another second year bald eagle hunting on the lake (Haliaeetus leucocephalus.) Just this season I’ve seen more then I ever have. I thought I’d quickly post a few shots of him. He was quite patience with me while I took advantage of his location. The shooting conditions weren’t perfect but then again they rarely are… Bald […]


I like firsts they are without question my favorite things to do. The first flower I found this spring….. Snow Buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii)  Named aptly as they often show directly under a spot where snow recently melted. The first Beaver I ran into this spring…….. One of my favorite facts about Beavers? When babies (kits) […]