Hawks, Eagles, & Kites

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Eagle Escapades

Eagle Escapades

Immature Bald Eagle eating a salmon. Photo © cgering|iStock.com. One cold, sparkling winter morning I carefully sneaked over to the bay window so as not to scare the many birds at the feeders. All...

Exploring Nature, January 2024

Exploring Nature, January 2024

Find frost flowers or ice needles. These occur when the air is icy cold yet the soil is still above freezing and plant roots are active. In mid-January the wintering eagle population peaks in...

Favorite Focus, December 2023

Favorite Focus, December 2023

Ruffed Grouse. Photo © Lois Tschetter. Bald Eagle. Photo © Brandon Hollinger. Black-capped Chickadee. Photo © John Leck. Blanca Lake. Photo © Nathan Leinbach. Frost patterns on soap bubble. Photo ©...

Water Wonders

Water Wonders

My Chosen Spot Contest Honorable Mention The birds of Pennsylvania are a lot different from the birds of New Mexico. Pennsylvania is where this story took place, and New Mexico is where I live.On...

Bald Eagle Boost

As I was preparing this issue of Nature Friend, I received a photo from Kevin Burkholder of a Bald Eagle he had photographed that morning. He wrote:“I was delighted to see a Bald Eagle in a tree...

Exploring Nature, October 2023

Exploring Nature, October 2023

Bull elk. Photo © Dreamstime.com. The elk are still bugling. Brown and brook trout are spawning. Wild ginseng is ready for harvest. Check local laws. Bobwhite Quail live in coveys from autumn to...

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Favorite Focus, June 2023

Bald Eagle nest. Photo © Melody Burkholder. Scott's Oriole. Photo © Katherine Hawk. A clouded sulphur butterfly visits a prairie verbena. Photo © Matthew Dzhalovskiy.