Blizzard Birds 2-2-11

I have been wanting to get a shot of one of our Bluejays but they are quick to leave as soon as the door is opened.  Had to get this shot through the kitchen screen.

While I was at it I spotted one of our male Cardinals waiting his turn behind all the Redwing Blackbirds and Starlings.

Actias Luna

Dave hit me up just before smoke break this morning and told me about this big moth by the back door.  Man he wasn’t kidding, I think this may be the biggest moth I’ve ever seen.  I used a shot of it for my 365 but I had a few good shots to choose from so I thought I would post them up here.  Make sure you click on the thumbnails below to see them full size enjoy!


Wikipedia says: Actias luna, commonly known as the Luna Moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to four and a half inches, which ranks it as one of the largest moths in North America.


Today I got a very special treat, I met a couple of really cool guys out at the airport hunting rabbits with raptors.  One had a Harris Hawk and the other had a Redtail Hawk, both were beautiful animals, it was quite a sight to see.  I hope they come back soon and often.  Thanks guys!

Okie Chupacabra

The News On Six out of Tulsa is reporting a woman in southeastern Oklahoma has found the carcass of what she claims is a Chupacabra (Goat Sucker). Hopefully, the as of yet unnamed person, has this sucker in her freezer so the proper tests can be run on it to see what it is.  Maybe its a mangy coyote?  In fact there probably is a rational explanation but, what if there isn’t?  What if its a new breed of varmint I can tell you one thing ,if I catch one of these trying to get at my stock we’ll have a  specimen.  Same goes for the Montauk Monster maybe it is a ‘coon but what if its not?

Man, I love this shit!

Chupa HeadClick the pic for the full Newson6 story and another picture.