’16 Calendar: Nature Calls (Again)

Feb: Long-Eared Owl.

Feb: Long-Eared Owl.

For the third edition of “Nature Calls,” every image was captured in the state of Washington.

Making calendars is not a business for me. I started a couple years ago because some friends asked me to. I make them the way I like them – spiral-bound with nice paper so the images pop and I can actually write on them. Also I use a printer I trust.

So the calendar is expensive to produce. Mine are $30 each. I also learned last year that they cost a lot to send – I get sturdy containers to protect the calendars and the postage is ridiculous – so I need to charge $5 more for shipping. You can avoid the shipping charge if you can meet me for delivery at least as close to me as Columbia City.

UPDATE: As of Dec. 10, I will accept orders for $36 each, and the calendars will be shipped only. Please be aware that shipping could take 5-10 days, depending on where it is shipped and when you order.

PayPal is the best way to do this; my account is my email address: gnbuzz @ comcast.net (without the spaces, of course). Please include the address to which you want the calendar(s) shipped.

If you want to pay another way, email me, but understand that this will add time to when you will receive your calendar.

Clicking on a thumbnail photo will generate a larger gallery of all the images that will be included. The cover photo will be a surprise!

Snow Goose Frenzy

Thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decison to leave.

Inside the chaos of a Snow Goose flock.

You likely will hear them before you see them. When thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decision to move, even if it’s only a few hundred yards, the resulting cacophonous frenzy is like no other, at least in nature. About 75 miles south of where you see Snow Geese in the Puget Sound region is CenturyLink Field, after all, home of the loud-decibeled 12th Man.
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Hawking Homework

The Samish Flats provides a spectacular setting to view wintering raptors, including Bald Eagles.

The Samish Flats provides a spectacular setting to view wintering raptors, including Bald Eagles.

I know from experience that Bald Eagles are masters of the long chill. I once observed a nesting pair through the viewfinder of my camera, waiting at least three hours for something to happen. A lot happened, if you consider a change in gaze or slight settle on a branch “something.”

That’s why the Bald Eagle may not have been the best subject for my homework assignment from Bud Anderson’s Western Washington Hawk Watching class, which I have been taking down at the University of Puget Sound. Let me amend that: The Bald Eagle may not be the best subject for the way I usually like to tell stories these days, which is visually.
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