May 13, 2010
You just have to see for yourself.
The video was so bad that they have now made T-Shirts saying that "Sioux City Ruined the Internet" and this story was put on the front page of the newspaper 2 days in a row! This video has had over 100,000 views.
February 26, 2010
After that we headed back to Duluth to go to church and to get a good nights rest so we could bird more the next day.
The next post I do will be on our journey up to the Sax-Zim Bog and around Duluth. I should be posting it in a couple days.
February 16, 2010
January 11, 2010
The Quiet Forest
A Poem By Tucker L
“I took a walk in a forest so calm and so still
There were no noises, perhaps it was ill
I listened intently but didn’t hear a thing
But then a thought inside me began to ring
Perhaps there were things here both big and both small
But I had not the ears to hear them at all
So I decided to look on the trees so tall for those things which were so small
On the bark I saw many bugs crawling along,
I listened and heard them singing their song,
So quietly scuffling their way up the trees.
Perhaps this forest was not ill at all.
It took not long to find a bee buzzing by,
And a pair of doves cooing in the trees so high.
A mouse scampered by and the fleas followed with
Perhaps this forest was not ill at all, but maybe it was me.
Maybe I was the one who was ill, the one that detached my own self from the things of the trees, and, immersed in music and movies, drowned out the faint call of the wild, which was whispering as quietly as a small child, telling me to take a look into these things which most of us nowadays have been unable to see.”
January 1, 2010
The first birds of 2010 were nowhere near as eventful as the last bird of 2009 was. The first three birds I saw were as follows-Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, and European Starling! Talk about a bummer. Too bad a Varied Thrush wasn't around :-)
I took a short trip to the creek near my house this afternoon and saw some better birds than the ones mentioned in the paragraph above. A good number of hardy Mourning Doves were flying around a cattle farm along with the usual Eurasian-collared Doves. As I was watching the doves a Cooper's Hawk sure got things stirred up.
I am going on a Christmas Bird Count tomorrow and can't wait to see what shows up there. I am going to have to dress warmly since the low tonight is going to be -23 degrees farenheit and it is only going to "warm up" to -3 for the high!
December 29, 2009
Away from the feeders in the yard I saw some pheasant tracks. This was the first time I have proof that there was a pheasant in my yard. I have found feathers before but they may have blown in from somewhere else.Before the storm I saw 32 Eurasian-collared Doves in the neighbor's tree. Not all birds are in the photo but it gives you a good idea of how many there were .Also before the storm I went on the Sioux City CBC. I wasn't out long since I had some other things to do that day but we did pick up 25 or so species including the Northern Shrike below.
I really don't have time to keep blogging today (I have somewhere to go) so I will have to call that good for now!