Sub-adult eagles are dropping in on the Decorah nests, noodling with the architecture.
With Paul Ryan joining the effort to help redraw voting districts, John believes this gerrymandering thwarts the will of the people.
John and his wife enjoyed “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” though John cautions it's not necessarily a movie for kids.
As we watched the two Decorah eagle nests this year, only three eaglets survived...just barely after forced from their nests prematurely by blankets of biting black flies.
Purple Martins along the Rock River share are common a denominator with the Decorah eagles we have been watching. They are good parents.
My mission was to get video of WW II airplanes and veterans at the Janesville Warbird Weekend the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.
For the latest information on the Decorah eaglets and the surviving falcon from Great Spirit Bluff along the Mississippi River, go to their Facebook page.
Killing animals is a necessary evil for natural history. A lot of research relies on the collection of wild specimens. Curbing the practice could hamper science.
Like people from Chicago, sandhill cranes prefer summers in Wisconsin, too, and it seems like we are seeing a lot more of them lately.
I love the 1937 poetic documentary film "The River," that I'm showing today about the Mississippi River. Not only does The River mention Wisconsin, it also cites the Rock River twice.
John is concerned about many things involving the Milton School Board and administration, including the latest lame duck session the Board held.
The new father in the original Decorah eagles nest seems to be doing well and with the experienced mother have a new hatchling.
With the passing of the Milton schools referendum, John believes the real work now begins for the Milton School Board
Thanks to the Raptor Resource Project, EagleCam operators and Eagle Whisperer 18, we get to enjoy the Decorah North Nest parents delicately feed their eaglets.
The Milwaukee Public Museum asked to use footage from my red-winged blackbird video for potential use in a museum video. "Of course!" I said.
While John acknowledges the need for improvements in the Milton schools, he will vote no on the referendum due to the lack of transparency in top administration.
The Decorah eagles have been through a lot lately, protecting their eggs in harsh weather and being attacked by owls for much of the night. Maybe that's why you will see mom Decorah sleep through a nest infestation of mice. And the Decorahs have lost an egg, but the Raptor Resource Project d…