Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

I thought I’d try to do something a little different… Here are the flowers that sprouted up this April. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile to organize in my own mind what will sprout up when. I’m quite sure I did not get them all but this is what I did get. May […]


Pine Siskin’s Hairy Woodpecker Here is a little Mountain Chickadee I met up with last night (I like that ruffled feather look…)


We’ll feature crossbills. Primarily because over time me wandering closer and closer to the feeders with them on it has been more and more accepted. (On windy days they don’t like me around much.) Soooo…. some crossbill shots. A really richly colored male… He is a beauty so I thought I’d toss him up twice. […]


Now with the trumpet playing in the background the Fox movie theme (um… okay I know the sound is out but let me just go on with the show just the same.) Here is the bird we call a blue jay over here. Of course technically speaking it isn’t a blue jay but a stellers […]


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 […]


My sister hates crows and I love them. I think any real birder will respect just about any species of bird, crows, vultures you name it – if it flies it’s completely worthy of respect. The more I learn about birds the more I realize how really intelligent they are and the crow is no […]


from the wildflowers… So here is a day in the life of me and my wildflower hunt. springbeauty in feild (Claytonia lanceolata) On some philosophical level as I got older I found that life really is about the small wonders – the micro-perspective. I’ve heard it said another way; the devils in the details. I’ve […]


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 […]


I went out to Pierre Lake and found a completely frozen body of water. I had posted on the area last summer (here is the link in case your curious what it looks like in the summer.) On the drive we ran into a…. Western Meadowlark  (Sturnella neglecta) And I had one of those off […]


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 […]