Sunday, December 30, 2012

Long-eared Owl

Another Long-eared owl today, what an amazing week!!!! I have to say though, given the location of this bird, I have to question if it's doing well. On a small tree snag 3 feet off the ground. I hope it makes it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Well I have the best wife in the world. Who gets you a dinosaur ? The condition of the fossil is incredible, its a perfect skeleton. It has replaced my original Audubon collection book as the new coolest thing I own.

 Keichousaurus -  is a genius of marine reptile in the pachypleurosaur family, which went extinct at the close of the Triassic period. About 220 + million years ago. The name derives from Kweichow, an achient provience in China. 
Keichousaurus, like all sauropterygians, was highly adapted to the aquatic environment. Individuals of this genus ranged from 15 - 30 cm in length, and had both long necks and long tails, with elongated, five-toed feet. The pointed head and sharp teeth in this genus also indicate that they were fish- eaters.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Long Eared Owl

A quick stop by Salisbury Reserve yielded an amazing bird. A  long eared owl was tucked into a small conifer. Second time seeing this species ever for was psyched. The Salisbury reserve is so weird, I almost never see anything there, but when I do it seems to be awesome. Damn you Salisbury, damn you. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Had a cooper's hawk sit still for a second, which doesn't happen to often. Also hundreds of crossbills back again at Salisbury Reserve. And lastly a quick stop in the Parker, I found a small group of doe's who apparently avoided getting blasted in the annual deer culling a few days prior.

Deer thinking: please don't shoot me

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hit the Salisbury Reserve this afternoon with my sister. A few raptors milling around. A Coopers Hawk, and a very cooperative Merlin were making runs at various birds. Also a number of Crossbills still present.