Black Tern - Image 633088 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-14-20

  Magic Moments at Sweet Marsh What a surprise to wake to…there was no wind to deal with! It was misty and foggy, but there was no wind, so I went paddling.     My goal on the drive out was to photograph shorebirds and maybe soras and Virginia rails. However, after arriving at the boat …

Injured Cooper's Hawk - Image 438965 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-8-17

  Almost Like My Belly Button! Kristy and I had a most interesting day today… a day filled with interesting activities from sunrise to the end of the day. Allow me to explain.   I woke early this morning and was paddling by 6:30 or so. I am still hoping to see and photograph an …

Juvenile Black Tern - Image 268876

Kip’s Comments 7-12-14

Dodging Rain Drops After waiting for a forecast that didn’t include rain, I finally accepted the risk of getting wet and paddled some on Sweet Marsh this afternoon. I lost the bet with Mother Nature and was rained on not once, but twice. The rewards for the risk were seeing birds I seldom see and …

Smooth Green Snake - Image 256842

Kip’s Comments 5-16-14

  The Hatching Is Happening – After documenting the successful hatching of sandhill cranes at Sweet Marsh last night, I thought it might be worthwhile to check out a couple of other nests – a trumpeter swan nest and another sandhill crane. My nest check was bittersweet. Both species appear to have successfully hatched all …