Posts tagged ‘red river valley’

Dynamic fish-eater

Posted April 25th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

The osprey represents a problem for me. Due to circumstances I don’t fully understand, I hardly ever see this cool fish eagle locally. They surely migrate through our area because reports pop up every spring and fall. Their numbers here are never large. The Red River Valley apparently doesn’t fall along a migratory corridor of [...]

Lauding the lowly buzzard

Posted April 13th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

I was aware of a turkey vulture festival held every year in Hinckly, Ohio. It was not until I Googled it today that I found out the bird has other fans around the country. It still doesn’t capture as many hearts as, say, bald eagle or even sandhill crane, but I found a total of six turkey vulture [...]

A pair at last

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Folks hailing from farther to the south and east might find this funny but I’ve never had the opportunity here in the Fargo area to photograph a pair of northern cardinals…until this morning. Oh, I’ve had the occassion to see pairs. Just not where I could get a shot of them. After analyzing the input I got [...]

Winter sustenance the easy way

Posted March 19th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Call it a case of human meddling, unintended consequences, the inevitable result of man’s presence in the modern world, or the unceasing adaptability of nature. But whatever label we attach, it happens continually all around us. Some critters not only survive but thrive in and around our presence, others suffer and retreat. It’s the unending [...]

Still a few around

Posted February 16th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Back in December a venerable and educated birder relayed to me his idea that most bald eagles in the northern Red River Valley vacated that zone around January. I replied we in the southern valley seem to maintain our population evenly throughout the winter. However, after a few January forays conducted by me, I wonder if [...]