Gray Partridge - Image 670958 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-11-21

  Should I Be Fishing? Over time I have been attempting to confirm a correlation between barometric pressure and wildlife activity. Active wildlife typically equates to ample photo opportunities, so the need to understand is there.      Countless reports found in research support this theory in general terms. My goal is to prove the …

Gray (Hungarian) Partridge - Image 670844 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 2-10-21

  Close-ups of Seldom Seen Neighbors After work today I went looking for horned larks, snow buntings, and Lapland longspurs. It seems the more miserable the weather conditions are for humans, the more likely I am to find one of the species within photographic distance.      As I was driving I recognized odd shapes …

Gray (Hungarian) Partridge in Winter - Image 667034 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 1-18-21

  Gray Partridge Squeaks After Pheasants Fly While driving down a snowy road today I noticed a dozen or so hen ring-necked pheasants along the edge of the road and into the ditch a few car lengths ahead of me. The girl pheasants were broken into three groups, with some more skittish than the others. …

Asiatic Dayflower - Image 449990 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 7-2-17

  Pretty Weed Weed… A description for plants that generally impacts people’s perception of the plant. Once given that title, for most folks death without any appreciation is the only option. I am not far from that when it comes to some plants. For example, today I was treating weeds around our yard. I hate …

Gray Partridge - Image 413192 (cropped)

Kip’s Comments 1-30-17

  Why Did The Gray Partridges Cross The Road? Why did the gray partridges cross the road? I believe it was so that if I wanted photos of them, I would be required to point my lens toward the sun, effectively underexposing the beautiful birds against the brightness of the snow around them and requiring …

Gray Partridge - Image 355562

Kip’s Comments 2-19-16

  Can You Find Them? Good grief…today’s wind was awful! Semi trucks were getting blown over and anything not secured to the ground was blown away. Hopefully tomorrow’s conditions will be much calmer.     The wind brought in warm temperatures, resulting in plenty of water on top of the ice. In fact, there was …

Gray Partridge in Snow - Image 354990

Kip’s Comments 2-16-16

  Anniversary and That Isn’t What You Think It Is! Six months ago today I crashed my bicycle at Sweet Marsh. Today, for the first time, I went for a bicycle ride at Sweet Marsh again. Instead of riding on the dikes, today I rode my fat tire bike on the ice. My journey began …

Gray Partridge - Image 239403

Kip’s Comments 2-27-14

Presenting Primarily Poultry Pictures As the title states, today’s post will feature many poultry pictures. Our weather – much snow, and our habitat – much open space with very little cover, are challenging various wildlife species. Observant motorists can see groups of partridges, pheasants, and wild turkeys along the roads in search of a bite …

Hen Pheasant - Image 239365

Kip’s Comments 2-26-14

I Share Good News Tonight! Regardless of what it looks like and feels like outside, even though we have feet of snow and inches of ice to maneuver over and around, and no matter what the local weather folks tell us about being under a Winter Weather Advisory, I am here to tell you and …

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Kip’s Comments 2-24-14

I Shot Quick and Recorded a First! Sometimes, when you least expect it, opportunities present themselves.  Those who are prepared and ready to react may have a chance to see or do something unexpected. Such was the case today for me. My work day had ended and as I drove past a farmhouse, I noticed …