Archive for the ‘Local Wildlife’ Category

I did not need the reminder that spring was six weeks away…. I found that even when Phil states that we are having an early spring it has no bearing on my life; the dramatic claim does little in terms of thawing ice and snow …. at this point I just sing Christmas carols to […]


Let’s talk birds… I kept putting out seeds and in December, when six feet of snow fell and the temps dropped to six below, I felt pretty happy I did. The chickadee’s, red-breasted nuthatches and a few dark eye’d juncos fed, then “slept,” then fed, then “slept” and well, you get the basic idea. (That also seems to be […]


Many of the birds I’ve mentioned are still hanging out and being cool. The Dark-eye’d Juncos, Finches (house and cassins), Siskins, Blackcapped Chickadees, an occasional sighting of both the Pgymy and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Spotted Towhees and Mourning Doves. The good news was this morning the Evening Grosbeaks were back! I tried to take sneaky snapshots […]


First, I was pretty excited to see that the Turkey Vultures had come back to the mountain. Watching them clumsily attempting to catch the wind in their wings is something else. We usually have quite a few on this mountain all summer long.  (I also know exactly where they roost which is actually a fun […]


Hi. Today I’m just going to throw up random shots. First we have this little creek down at the base of our mountain and today I thought I’d try and get a couple of shots for you. It’s called Nancy Creek. It’s a nice place to read a book in August when it gets very […]


Today was much too rainy to be out and about. I made a few attempts to wander the backyard but the birds were hiding from the incoming storm. Not that I blame them; my children were too and it is very rare to see them watching television. One a trip we made today I ran […]


It’s late so I’ll spare the talk and just get down to the photographs….. First shot; this was an adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) however, he was directly in front of the sun. I liked the way the silhouette looked so I kept it. FYI: I did check on the 2nd year juveniles and they seem […]