Showing posts from September, 2010

Lucky Peak: Finally some owls!

So we're finally catching the target species in our owl nets. After catching 1 Common Poorwill, 2 flying squirrels, and 3 longhorn beetles, the owls are beginning to trickle in. People have given me a lot of sympathy for having to live in a tent in the woods for 2 months, but I'm not really sure why. I get to see the sunrise and sunset everyday, I  have my choice of handling hawks or songbirds over morning coffee, and I am constantly surrounded by stunning views and intriguing western flora and fauna.

Hopefully many more owls ahead of us.
Here are a couple more photos from the hawk trapping blind:

Lucky Peak, Part 2

So i've been here 3 weeks, and only have one stinkin' owl to show for it. Apparently the migration is extraordinarily late this year. The songbird numbers and hawk-watch numbers are just starting to peak now, which is also late compared to other years. I'm in town for the first time this week. The IBO truck's brake pads fell off the vehicle on the last trip down the mountain, so we've all been stranded on top for about a week now, waiting for the truck to be fixed. I had the chance to do some photography on my day off, so i thought i'd put up a few more photos of scenery and whatnot. Enjoy!