Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Encounter with a Chukar

©2915 Ken W. Hall

We live in a very small world that is soooo big, right!

"With a native homeland in southern Eurasia, the Chukar was introduced into the United States from Pakistan to be a game bird. It lives in arid, rocky terrain across the western United States and southern Canada."

Makes you wonder what bus my fine feathered friend arrived on in Ennis, Montana…even more curious where did it get on that bus!

I spent over 1/2 an hour with my new friend in my back yard. Most of the time we were face to beak at a distance of 20 feet or less. It came dressed in a classy designer suit while my designer attire was sweat pants and my Nike running shoes. However, the shoes were white so that has to count for some points don't you think?

                                                             -- Ken W. Hall

Last week we had six inches of snow and a blizzard. The last three days have been calm and warming to the mid to upper sixties from mornings in the thirties.  More rain and cooler temps are expected tomorrow and throughout the weekend.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Morning in Ennis

Easter Sunday was my first morning home after being gone several days for the passing of my mother from this world.  I was greeted with a gentle and beautiful snow fall.

It fell softly off and on all day and only a few rem ants remained this morning.  It has was in the low thirties yesterday and today and inched up into the forties.

Our bird feeder is constantly full this time of year as the birds migrate to their summer destinations.  I saw my first gold fence of the season.  The doves were plentiful along with chickadees, starlings, fences, crows, magpies and more.

I am grateful for the moisture that is needed for us this spring since we had a rather dry winter.  I thinkI will go visit the river today even if it is cloudy and wet outside.