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My favorite photo - a newly fledged Bald Eagle has a feisty American Kestrel take a ride for a second, taken at the river behind the house. My favorite photo - a newly fledged Bald Eagle has a feisty American Kestrel take a ride for a second, taken at the river behind the house.

Traveling Trunks are ready to rent!

Pileated Woodpecker pair in the front yard. New photos nearly every day on our Blog page!

Things are always hopping at the Raptors of the Rockies organization. We're taking care of the birds and maintaining their enclosures, we're conducting raptor programs at local schools and organizations across Western Montana, art is flying out of the studio, we're taking photos and shooting video, we're out in the field birding and/or doing research, and much, much more.

To help you keep up with the flurry of activities happening at Raptors of the Rockies, we're blogging on a more-or-less daily basis and our most recent posts are listed below. Enjoy!

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Travelers' Rest State Park, Lolo
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2024

Tomorrow, Saturday a return to our favorite park. I'll mix it up a bit and talk about the history of falconry with Sib and Sonora, and do the TED Talk with Jillian and Little Billy. This time they are limiting the number of attendees (as we broke records...and fire codes last time.) Free starting at 12 pm, and reserve a spot.

That is a Mountain Lion that I mounted that resided on my Mom's piano for 20 years plus.

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2024

Briefly four Ospreys flying together, then three yesterday. The ring of feathers like a "necklace" usually indicates female, looks like two here. And a male kestrel hunting on a utility wire. And "our" Bald Eagles, the 3 chicks very camera-shy and the nest increasingly hidden by cottonwoods as they leaf out, oh well.

Woodduck Feeder
Posted: Mon, 13 May 2024

We had 10 of these at the feeder today!


Mose Rocks!
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2024


New Etching
Posted: Mon, 06 May 2024

The latest drypoint etching and what an experiment (again.) Inspired by a female hummingbird in the yard, this Rufous is painted with iridescent gouache paint on the rufous and green. It glows! And some weird background colors that seem to fit a hummingbird. 12 by 9 inches, hot off the press (in the office) and now on the wall, and painting the edition of 5.

One Year Today
Posted: Sat, 04 May 2024

May 4th and knee surgery last year was the worst experience of my life. Sick for months, the pain has taken over so that I am awakened several times a night. Next week I'll see if another surgery can fix this, knee popping and limping, pain and no fun. AND is this eagle close enough, full frame shot? All the action as I was heading home!

Enough Eagle Photos?
Posted: Wed, 01 May 2024


Helper Sibley
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2024

Etching the PETG plastic for a new piece - hummingbird. Stay tuned, a major experiment.

Columbian Ground Squirrel Catcher Tonight!
Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2024


Mose the Stick Dog
Posted: Sat, 27 Apr 2024

Both pups chase the stick every evening, but then time to get down to work and photograph eagles. They are so patient with me, as I tell them, "Five more minutes," over and over again. 

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