Mule Deer Doe, Albertson Park Boise

Three Views of a Doe


Kathryn Albertson Park, in Boise, is one of WC’s favorite places to photograph birds. Renovations to the park, including some promising new viewing platforms, have driven away most of the birds this summer, but not, apparently, the resident deer. This pretty young lady gave WC a nice set of poses before heading to a thicket…

A recovering victim of the Tallywhacker

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things


If you’ve been following this blog long, you know WC has a puppy, Tali, whose tail is such a menace we’ve given it a separate name, “the Tallywhacker.” Well, the Tallywhacker nailed our collapsible wooden loon basket last night. You can see the freshly glued crack at the curve of the loon’s neck. The Tallywhacker…

Possibly a Long-eared Myotis, Chemetekan Campground, Upper Salmon River, Idaho

Myotis Mystery


WC struggles with the taxonomy of birds. So you should brace yourself as WC ventures into the identification of bats. In Alaska, it was easy. Any bat you saw in the Interior part of the state was a Little Brown Bat, because that was the only species that occurs there. Idaho, by contrast, has 13…