• Kip’s Comments 6-15-21

      How Many More Days? On an almost daily basis for a while now I have watched as a young American kestrel watches me and the rest of the world drive by. When I first saw the bird this morning, it appeared to be ready to try its first flight. By the time I turned …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-14-21

      Where Have All of the Birds Gone? My feeders are full and the food is fresh, yet I have very few birds in my backyard. As of today I can count on one house wren that is occupying my nest box and an occasional visit by a lone ruby-throated hummingbird, but nothing else. I …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-11 through 6-13-21

      What a Weekend Time spent with family and friends, even when it is hot, is hard to beat. We camped with our regular crew – including two of our four grandchildren. In addition to sweating we did much fishing. The bluegills were biting fast and furious with nearly all of them being small. A …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-10-21

      This Happened To Me: Exploding Concrete I can’t make this stuff up…really, I cannot…  I was driving down a highway during the heat of the day this afternoon. As I approached the rumble strip portion of the concrete highway, I heard a loud noise and chunks of concrete were hitting the hood and windshield …