What A Journey - Totality 2017

August 29, 2017  •  2 Comments
NOTE: Mouse over the thumbnails for a caption. You can also click on the images to view them larger. How many of you knew nearly 30 years ago exactly where you'd be on August 21, 2017? I did. When I first turned the page in an astronomy book in 1987 and saw a nearly-eclipsed sun displaying the diamond ring and then the brilliant corona surrounding...
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A Look in the Rear View Mirror

January 01, 2017  •  1 Comment
Man, 2016, just when you thought the world couldn't get any more crazy. Cleveland wins an NBA title, the Cubs win the World Series, Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, and we said goodbye to many who entertained millions around the world. Let us not forgot those we lost in 2016 who are easily forgotten but played significant rol...
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First Confirmed Nesting Mississippi Kite in Wisconsin

September 15, 2016  •  2 Comments
When you're done reading, be sure to click the "MY PHOTOGRAPHS" link on the top menu bar to check out the rest of my gallery Preface: Understandably, some birders may be upset that these birds were kept a secret. However, when I was asked to help search for the nest, I obliged under the veil that the location would not be given out until after the...
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Fox Kits Roaming the Countryside

May 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In the same fashion as last year, I was able to locate a fox den this spring and for several days watched as young, playful kits emerged from the den. I hope you enjoy my gallery which can be found by clicking on the image below.
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"Latka" Returns to Wisconsin

March 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This week I have had the pleasure of observing an endangered Whooping Crane in Rock County. This Whooping Crane, however, isn't any ordinary bird. Latka (named after the television character played by Andy Kaufman - also known as 59-13) has a very interesting story about how she got to where she is today. From Learner.org which has some amazing inf...
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