• Kip’s Comments 12-1-21

      The Best is in My Mind Now that the calendar has turned over to December it was time for me to go paddling again. By paddling today, I can now say that for another year I have paddled in every month. For most that feat is unimportant. For me it is a little important …

  • Kip’s Comments 11-30-21

      Last Daylight Minutes of November 2021 If the weather is going to be almost balmy on the last day of November, what is a person who has a passion for paddling supposed to do? Well, go paddling of course!      Before paddling my canoe I watched a pair of pileated woodpeckers that were …

  • Kip’s Comments 11-29-21

      That May Have Hurt A few days ago, while looking for saw-whet owls, I came upon one tree with whitewash and a pocketful of owl pellets underneath on the ground. Owl pellets are the undigested material of previous meals (mice, moles, etc.) that owls catch and consume. Since the birds eat the animals intact, …

  • Kip’s Comments 11-28-21

      Like Clockwork Birders and non-birders might be noticing the very visible bald eagle activity in the sky and near nest trees. For weeks I have been watching nests as they are enlarged or freshened up. For the same time I have seen numerous pairs flying together and on perch together. I suppose when referenced …