• Kip’s Comments 12-2-20

      Still Here and Monolith Mystery  Even with most of our still water converted to hard water (aka ice), the lone great blue heron I have been watching is still around. Apparently the bird moves to other areas to feed and then returns to its favorite log. Maybe this heron will stay all winter like …

  • Kip’s Comments 12-1-20

      Juvenile Bald Eagle Release  Several months ago my wife and I, along with a Bremer County Deputy, rescued an injured juvenile bald eagle. Somehow the young bird had sustained a wing fracture that required splinting and time to heal. Today was the special day when that bird was released to fly wild in the …

  • Kip’s Comments 11-30-20

      Hovers Like a Kestrel, Flies Like a Kestrel, Is NOT a Kestrel While driving down a highway today a large hawk hovering over a ditch caught my attention. The bird remained in one place, except for flapping its wings, as its eyes focused on any possible prey habitat that may have been in hiding …

  • Kip’s Comments 11-29-20

      I Cannot Decide My personality is such that things are almost always black or white. Very seldom is there a gray middle ground. As a result, on those occasions when there might be multiple “correct” choices, I struggle to decide my preference. Today I created a decision-making challenge when I saw my favorite species …