Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Tower To All The Nicer Things You Could Have Been

Mr. Common Nighthawk. Sorry I'm close to your nest, but the Piping Plovers invited me over.

Lately a lot of people have been asking me about North Dakota lately. They give me weird looks when I tell them where I've spent the summer. It's completely understandable. The best company to keep was birds, and they helped keep my sanity. In fact, they were such good company, I went birding all the time...I can only stand being forced to watch Two And A Half Men for so long, you know what I'm saying? For your sake, I hope you don't.

Whiskey is a good coping mechanism, but you can only take that so far...

Chesnut-collared Longspur in the middle of its crippling flight display. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, MT.

Bobolink. He look real good.

Vesper Sparrow. Woo!

Black Tern, the feisty fashionista of the tern clan.

Hand Dragon.

A Swainson's Hawk receives hatred from a Red-winged Blackbird.

A spangly Solitary Sandpiper.

A heavily worn Franklin's Gull. It's hard for gulls to look good at the end of the summer.

Sunset over Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge. Goddamn.


  1. The first 2 shots are awesome!

  2. Thanks guys! Ya'll are making me blush.

  3. Wow... Love the photos and commentary. "Sorry I'm close to your nest, but the Piping Plovers invited me over"... Excellent!! Your newest follower.

  4. Fantastic shots as usual. You can see the texture in the feathers on these. And the dragonfly, I'm envious Steve.

  5. I just don't hear the term "spangly" enough. Thanks for taking care of that. That longspur looks super awkward but in an adorable way.