Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 488220 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-28-18

  An Introduction and Perhaps a Farewell? I have a friend who has a decade or two more experience than me in the outdoor world. His expertise is, without a doubt, angling. Soon the ice will be gone and my buddy will be on the water catching fish nearly every day. A number of years …

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 487946 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-25-18

  Two Saw-whet Owls Today was one of those days when I made a decision on what my priorities were and a result I was able to produce plenty of nice pictures.     When I woke this morning to a clear blue sky and the promise of pleasant temperatures, I was tempted to forgo attending church …

Feet of Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree (487415)

Kip’s Comments 2-23-18

  More Surprises Imagine having very limited time, as in less than an hour, to hike back into the timber to check on the saw-whet owl you last saw five days ago. When you begin your trek you quickly recognize reaching the owl will be difficult due to water back-up and ponding in several areas …

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree in Rain - Image 487320 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-19-18

  It May Be Wet, But They Still Have to Eat and Maintenance Time (See Important Notice Below!) Rainy and icy or not, wildlife has to eat. Since today was a holiday for me, I was anxious to get out, but not until after I had a few projects completed around home. When I was …

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 486960 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-18-18

  Biking, Birds, and A Little More Good grief… what wind! Anytime the wind speed and the temperature are equal means we are in for a challenging day. Today’s 45-mph winds took the thrill out of 45-degree temperatures. Unless a person was in a protected area, the outdoors was not a fun place to be.  …

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 486478 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-16-18

  The Many Faces of a Saw-whet Owl Since it has been a few days since I photographed a saw-whet owl and a nearby state park, and knowing temperatures are forecast to warm up – meaning the owl might have many visitors over the weekend, I thought I would look for and photograph the pretty …

Saw-whet Owl in Cedar Tree - Image 485733 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-13-18

  There Will Be More! Today was one of those days when I packed so much in that there was not time to get everything done. I attended training this morning, worked today, shot photos this afternoon, and attend several hours of hazmat training tonight. Now I am getting tired and will have to prep …

Snowy Owl on Utility Pole - Image 481913 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 1-23-18

  A Great Surprise and The Rivers are Trying To Come Alive! Who would have imagined that I would find a snowy owl last November and Kristy would find snowy owl last night! That is exactly what happened. As Kristy was driving home she spotted a snowy owl on a utility pole west of Tripoli. …

Snowy Owl in Bremer County - Image 476301 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-29-17

  A Special Day With A Snowy Owl Words cannot express my gratitude to the Good Lord for once again guiding me to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you!          Last night when I left the snowy owl it was on a muskrat mound quite deep into …

Snowy Owl at Sweet Marsh - Image 475136 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-28-17

  Our Snowy Owl Visitor is Gun Shy After being surprised to walk up on a snowy owl yesterday, I went out to look for it again today. I assumed it would be in the area, but had no assurance until I actually saw it. Unlike yesterday, today the snowy owl was a few hundred …