Splish, Splash!

Take a hot day, a trickle of water leading to a shallow puddle in a two-track road and add a shady, poison ivy-covered hidey-hole between two trees and you’re well on your way to some good bird photos. It does help if you’re in a “target-rich environment,” such as the awesome slough, bottom land forest and […]

Celestial Hunter

Winter is, realistically, a couple of months away. Most of our trees still have their leaves, now in their party colors for one last hurrah before surrendering to the inevitable. And yet, if you happen to be outside before sunrise, you’ll find the constellation that I most associate with the winter sky, riding high in the […]

Paruline à ailes bleues

A male Blue-winged Warbler, photographed back in July at […]

Mercury Rising

Following up on my last astronomy-related post, Bailey did indeed drag me out of bed early last Sunday morning (10/11). By 6:00 a.m., I was set up next to the east bound lane of Highway 60, about 2 miles east of Fremont. This is where the highway crosses the top of a tall ridge, providing a […]

The King is Dead…

I had another astronomy post ready to go today, but I’m going to push that back until the weekend. Instead, I have an addendum to my first elk post from a couple of weeks ago, a post-mortem if you will.

Do you remember the herd bull, the very aggressive one that I suggested was simply ornerier, nastier […]