• Kip’s Comments 5-24-22

      Three Locations, Many Birds On this vacation day I spent the morning at Sweet Marsh near Tripoli and along the Wapsipinicon River. What a morning I experienced…warblers (many), vireos, a sandpiper, and sandhill cranes. One of vireo species, if my identification is correct, was a life bird for me (first time seeing that species).  …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-23-22

      Three-part Challenge During my outdoor therapy session today I had three goals in mind. To realize complete success I needed to find a photogenic bird species, a nodding trillium blossom in a pleasing setting, and edible fungus for fine dining.        The image shared below is proof that I found a nice …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-22-22

      Warbler (and more) Weekend What a great weekend to see warblers and other small woodland birds. Each day I watched a variety of species, including today. In fact, this morning I was ready to go as the birds of the timber woke and began to feed. Apparently they wake hungry because the feeding frenzy …

  • Kip’s Comments 5-21-22

      In the Timber Our travels today took us to three counties where flora and fauna were enjoyed, as well as time with family and friends. Today’s post will feature one of the most active, one of the smaller, one of the more vocal, and one of the more elusive of the woodland birds – …