I can now add “sober ride for drunk birds” to my resume.
I usually do not answer my phone while bike riding, but I could tell by the ringtone that it was my neighbor Zoe. She doesn’t spend her social time foolishly, so I knew if she called, she had something important to say.
Just an FYI for Twin Cities peeps, there’s a Birds and Beers this week on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6pm – 9pm at the Lion’s Tap in Eden Prairie, MN.
One of the things I love after a good snow is how crazy blue the sky can get in Minnesota. This was the [...]
WARNING: Some people may find a photo in here gross…especially if you are of the Disapproving Rabbits persuasion.
I know this may shock some of you, but it’s December and we got SNOW in Minnesota! In the Twin Cities we got roughly 12″ from Winter Storm Caesar. Much to the chagrin of the National [...]
So we’ve had a common nighthawk completely freaking out in our ally the last week. I’m not sure what’s going on, I’d almost think it would be nesting, but these guys should be about to migrate from our neck of the woods. But it started when Non Birding Bill noticed it.
Yes, I know, [...]
On Saturday Non Birding Bill and I were taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the Twin Cities bike trail system. We passed into a neighborhood and hear blue jays, cardinals and nuthatches going bonkers. I took a quick glance but figured since NBB was with me, I might as well ignore whatever was being [...]
I love days that do not turn out the way I thought they would. Especially when the original plan included copious amounts of laundry. It started when the woman who does my hair (Rachel) texted and asked if I wanted to go fishing. I did want to inaugurate my pole to the season and I [...]
Cooper’s hawk and its eternal question: Can I eat that?
I’m in the midst of my busies month. If I’m not at the National Park Service engaged in ranger work, I’m on the road at a bird festival, birding the crap out of whatever state I’m in. It’s a horrific schedule but it’s loads of fun. And at the end of the month of May, [...]
Well, Friday morning turned out to be far more exciting than I anticipated! I had to work at the park service in the afternoon and evening and I was meeting a friend for a late breakfast. I thought that since it was warm, I’d peek at the great horned owl nest in my neighborhood and [...]
As I was working my way around my neighborhood the other day on my bike, I made one final stop before heading home to check on the great horned owl net. I hoped that since it was so warm that the female would be up and out of the nest and maybe I’d get [...]