Lone Oak Tree at Sunrise - Image 478869 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 12-7-17

  An Electronic Greeting Card to an Unsuccessful Birding Friend   Thinking of You… To my buddy who so wants to see the elusive juvenile black-crowned night heron, but has had absolutely no luck…   I have seen the heron a number of times, with hardly any trying… You walk the dike looking high and …

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron - Image 478864 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 12-6-17

  Serenading a Bird (Unsuccessfully!) Visualize this… Standing in an out of the way location at Sweet Marsh, shortly after sunrise on a cold, windy morning, is a grown adult man singing to the birds. (No, this was not me!) The vocalist is doing his best to entice the uncommon – at least for this …

Sweet Marsh Sunset - Image 478735 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 12-5-17

  This Weather Situation Just Isn’t Right When it comes to weather assessments, I have a very simple concept to consider. When the wind speed and the temperature are the same (or close to the same), the weather situation just isn’t right. For example, today the temperature was in the upper twenties to low-thirties. Also …

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron - Image 478700 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 12-4-17

  Was This A Farewell? Windy or not, I walked around at Sweet Marsh late this afternoon in search of the juvenile black-crowned night heron I first observed one week ago today. Believe it or not, for the fourth time I found this uncommon bird.    I am beginning to wonder if the young heron …

Snowy Owl at Sweet Marsh - Image 474825 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-27-17

  Those Species Don’t Belong in the Same Sentence Nobody can tell me the Good Lord does not put a person where they are supposed to be. Three times today I saw things that few others, if anyone, witnessed. Let me explain what happened. First I spotted an adult bald eagle in the top of …