52-week project

07/01
2014

June Raptor – Peregrine Falcon

  Another month, another raptor: the Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus. We’ve been learning a lot about Gyrfalcons recently because of my work with the Gyrfalcon Conservation Project, but there are… Read more »




05/01
2014

April Raptor – Great-gray Owl

  I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to see a life-bird than I was last week after seeing my first Great-gray Owl. Standing a whopping 3-feet in height,… Read more »




04/01
2014

March Raptor – Ferruginous Hawk

  While I was hoping to highlight a different raptor species every month for this ‘raptor photograph of the month’ 2014 project, this Ferruginous Hawk was just too cool to… Read more »




03/01
2014

February Raptor – Rough-legged Hawk

  Our raptor for February 2014 is the Rough-legged Hawk. This time of year always makes me a bit sad as I know the Roughies are making their way poleward,… Read more »




01/31
2014

January Raptor – Ferruginous Hawk

  Well I couldn’t stay away for too long. I gave up on the idea of continuing the 2013 52-week project into 2014 as it would have been too big… Read more »




01/01
2014

Week 52 – Snowy Owl

  Here we go: The final post of this 52-week project and I am so glad to be in western New York for this one! The number of Snowy Owls… Read more »




12/25
2013

Week 51 – Red-tailed Hawk

  Turns out there are raptors in New York City too, and from my limited observations they live a pretty cushy existence. Most folks, even non-birders, know about the Red-tailed… Read more »




12/18
2013

Week 50 – Rough-legged Hawk

  What’s even better than photographing your first Rough-legged Hawk? How about trapping one and getting to see it up-close-and-personal! I made an unofficial rule at the beginning of this… Read more »




12/11
2013

Week 49 – Rough-legged Hawk

  Finally!! It’s no secret that Rough-legged Hawks are my favorite bird, but they have continued to be my “nemesis photograph bird” ever since I acquired my Canon 7D in… Read more »




12/04
2013

Week 48 – Townsend’s Solitaire

  The Townsend’s Solitaire is a member of the thrush family and is quite closely related to Robins and Bluebirds. They survive all winter almost exclusively on Juniper berries that… Read more »