New Back Yard Visitor

This morning as we started our morning walk with Biggs, we were startled to see a hawk fly from the rear of our yard higher into a tree on the Country Financial land. He sat for 45 minutes or more watching us and especially Biggs. We assumed h/she was someone young,...

Birding in Napa

One of the highlights of our California trip last week was some fantastic birding. While Tina and friends tasted wines from several Napa vineyards, I walked the grounds looking for birds to photograph. I added several new species to my life list such as the Acorn and...

700 plus pictures to sort

We got back from a wonderful week in California and Nevada. Wine tasting in Napa, Stage 2 finish of the Tour of California in Sacramento and a couple of days in Vegas were the reasons for the trip, and there were several additions that made the trip magical. I was...

Barred Owl getting ready to hunt

About a week ago, I spotted a Barred Owl in Crepeau and was able to get ‘fairly’ close for a picture. Last night a neighbor who knew of my birding interest called saying the the owl was 25 feet from his back deck. Although the light was bad, I was able to...

Barred Owl sleeping in the sun

For the 3rd day in a row, we have observed a Barred Owl on the edge of a pond in Crepeau Park. He seems to spend the am sleeping and was not too bothered by me taking his picture. With this success, we may try for a Great Horned Owl this afternoon that is nesting out...

Trumpeter Swan @ Black Dog

We made a quick trip to Black Dog Lake along the Minnesota River to day to see if we could spot any more eagles or the Trumpeter Swans mentioned in other blogs. We were treated to 2 different eagles and 15 magnificent Trumpeter Swans at the East Gate of Black Dog...