Last Weeks of October

I didn’t get out much the last few weeks of October and the few times I did, the weather was not cooperative. Cloudy skies, rain, and wind kept my excursions short, but I did manage to bring home a few good shots.  The outing were a much needed opportunity to recharge after difficult days, both…

It’s not a Competition

Birding isn’t a competitive activity but I confess that I do get annoyed a bit when I read that someone has seen a bird in Hutchinson county that I’ve yet to see. I report my bird sightings to a website (www.ebird.org) maintained by the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. There aren’t many folks locally that use…

Spring Colors

It’s been a surprisingly colorful spring here in Hutchinson County.  We’ve had some nice rains but the lake is still far from full with 9.6m at the dam (record high was about 31m in April of 1973, record low was April this year at 9m.)  We’ve had to mow the lawn more already this spring…