Friday, July 10, 2009

I've moved!

I've moved this blog to Come visit!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Red-tailed takeoff

I love how she springs into action. Click on pictures to enlarge.

More scissor-tailed flycatcher nest

Not the best pictures in the world (mid-afternoon in shadows), but it was wonderful to watch the flycatcher parents coming and going and feeding the babies. We will make an early morning trip soon and I'll try to get clearer shots. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Scissor-tailed flycatcher nest

I thought I was taking a picture of a scissor-tailed flycatcher in the tree. It wasn't until we got home that we saw the nest. How neat is that! That certainly explains why the two adults were hanging around. :) Click on pictures to enlarge.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Breakfast delivery

We went by to check on the young kestrels the other day and arrived just in time to see one of the parents delivering breakfast. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Hawk, deer, and a haystack

There was something so amazing about seeing this hawk sitting peacefully on top of the hay bale as the deer looked on in the background. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Young red-tailed hawks

It's that time of year again. The fledglings are flying around and curious as toddlers. As long as I don't make too many sudden movements or make any noise, they don't seem to mind me taking pictures at all. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Monday, June 22, 2009


So many wonderful colors! Click on pictures to enlarge.

Young Red-tailed hawk

I came upon this lovely hawk this morning. At first, I just assumed she was a red-tailed hawk, but looking at the pictures, I'm was not so sure. I asked the Kansas birding list for help and several folks confirmed that she is a juvenile red-tailed hawk. Click to enlarge.

Friday, June 19, 2009


She has a new nest in the yard, just a few feet from the old one. She was taking a break outside the thicket this afternoon when I got these pics. She told me she needs more cantaloupe seeds. Click on pictures to enlarge.