Coyote, Center Patrol Road, Malheur Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

No Regrets, Coyote


WC and Mrs. WC encountered a coyote along the Blitzen River in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month. He was mooching along the dike on the westerly bank, across the little river from us. Looking for breakfast, no doubt. He gave WC these poses for free. He ignored us at first. But the camera…

Bobolink Fledgling, New Meadows, Idaho

The Kids Are All Right


WC isn’t talking about the movie or the song. WC is talking about the newly fledged birds. The next generation. The reason for migration, for courtship, for bird song. Richard Dawkins would call them the reason for birds. Either way, they are out of the nest. Newly fledged birds, for a birder, are delightful and…