Tag Archives: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Oh, You Uncommon Loon/Heart Lake Bliss

Early this August we went backpacking for the second year at Heart Lake in Yellowstone.  The distance is eight miles from trailhead to lake and another two miles around to our campsite.  Some campsites are as much as five miles … Continue reading

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Albatross Sing and Dance

Courtesy of the always-amazing Cornell Lab of Ornithology comes this video of albatross singing and dancing.  Seeing is believing! Does this sound a little like whale song?

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Duck Courtship Behavior

Have a good laugh watching duck mating behavior, courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library Plus, this link has more about identifying raptors in winter

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Take Cover – Hawk in the Yard!

This hawk and her mate have become increasingly frequent visitors to my yard with its bird feeders.  I think she is a Cooper’s hawk, and not a sharp-shinned, and here’s why: Cooper’s are bigger, 14-20 inches – crow size – … Continue reading

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Backpacking at Wolf Lake in Yellowstone

This July we backpacked into Wolf Lake in Yellowstone National Park.  Wolf Lake ranks as one of my most special places.  Its beauty is wild and calm; the Gibbon River babbles through the meadow here.  In a short while, the … Continue reading

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