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.
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!
Sibley's SkillPosted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021
She is great at landing this season. Getting better and a few good flights yesterday, punctuated by spells of perching. I'll take it!
PGBoatPosted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Yesterday's trip on Montana Public Radio's Pea Green Boat, host Sam and guests Kate, Joan and Simon the Owl on his best behavior. We ran out of time and will be back the Wednesday before Christmas next, to play some owl recordings I made, discuss Merlins in the winter, and jingle some (falconry) bells.
Turkey DayPosted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Wednesday - Pea Green Boat!Posted: Wed, 24 Nov 2021
Our first visit to Montana Public Radio Childrens' programming show Pea Green Boat since skipper Annie retired. Tomorrow we'll be there with host Sam Manno, our pal for 30 years- formally Sam the Reptile Man when we would share the stage in education programs. See you tomorrow at 4 pm on MTPR and a discussion of Turkeys and Bald Eagles, plus Merlins and guest Simon the Great Horned Owl with some nice snippets of owl recordings made here years ago. See you on the radio!
Quill-PigPosted: Mon, 22 Nov 2021
Yesterday I spotted this porcupine scooting through a plowed field on private land in Corvallis. I know you don't believe me but I was JUST thinking of porcupines, and how we never see them any more.
TodayPosted: Sat, 20 Nov 2021
Sib On MondayPosted: Wed, 17 Nov 2021
KPAX PalPosted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021
Jill Valley Allard was over today for an excellent visit, filming a story for KPAX television news, broadcasting on Thanksgiving. More news on the way... News.
Annual Shower Curtain DayPosted: Sat, 13 Nov 2021
The festivities have just begun, Nico sharing in the excitement. I will cut up the whole shower curtain liner and install the pieces on the raptor enclosures, ideal windbreaks for the winter. Last year I tried to do the kestrel building in below zero temperatures and high winds, and the plastic was shattering. And my tears were freezing on my cheeks, a nightmare.
Happy Veterans DayPosted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021
I just spent two days addressing, stamping, taping and adding my little drawn hawk face to 210 Newsletters, and no mail today, I forgot, oh well. A sincere thank you veterans for your service.