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Updated 4/28/2017 7:39:45 AM

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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Red Squirrel
Posted: Fri, 19 Jul 2024


 Our front yard denizen and star of the Claybord painting, June 1st Blog.


New Etching!
Posted: Fri, 19 Jul 2024

Drypoint with printing inks and gouache 9" x 12" 



MCAT Filmmakers
Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2024

Today a tradition started about 30 years ago, Missoula Community Access Television MCAT Young Filmmakers Camp, and some of the best kids (and staff) ever. Video recording starts with "Counting down from 5," and then "....cut." Sonora, Little Billie, Sonny and Nigel and Portia the stars. Plus Mischa had a special lunchtime presentation on the front deck. They all wanted little photos of Mose, smiling.


 


LOVE the Back-chinned Hummingbird!!!
Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2024


 


My Favorite Hawk
Posted: Sun, 14 Jul 2024

 The Northern Harrier and four fledged near-by. More shots on the way.




Magpieland
Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2024


A few weeks ago I discovered a new magpie nest built right up against Sibley the Peregrine's building, the circle to the right. Last year there was an active nest above her spot, the other circle and parent magpie squawking away to the left. Then I found out why - at least three of the chicks had bailed. Mom actually charged Mose the dog!


Pheasant Fight
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2024

 A shot taken in late April, cockfight in the yard. The guy on the left won.



Gotta Love an Osprey
Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2024

 


Here Goes
Posted: Sun, 07 Jul 2024

On Claybord with acrylic, printing ink, Arteza Brush Pens, lots of stuff and ...whew, putting that one to rest and next an etching! Got a pile of new PETG plastic in the mail from Blick Art Supplies, along with a magnifying glass arrangement on the desktop to get the details.






Raven Love
Posted: Sat, 06 Jul 2024

I have been working on a Claybord painting of a Raven for several days, and took it out of the trash this morning to give it another chance. "You can fix it," suggested Tom with great optimism. Or at least a good acting job...HA! Not the same Ravens here, but down at the river. We shall see about that painting, and just rolled on a whole second layer of printing ink, currently drying in the sun. Fingers crossed.


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