Let’s Talk About Birds

Taylor and Kahn

Taylor and Kahn. Kahn is an immature goshawk being trained to hunt.

This is my daughter Taylor. She’s a wildlife bio major in college, and was very excited to have the opportunity to handle Kahn, an immature goshawk that belongs to Dennis Kerekes. Dennis is training Kahn to hunt. I’m looking forward to the time I’ll be spending with Dennis and Kahn; Dennis is a patient teacher who answered my many questions the day we watched them working for the first time.

I’m waiting impatiently for the ice to be thick enough for ice fishing close to home. I have a new pair of snowshoes to break in after tomorrow’s storm, and a new compound bow to learn, both gifts from Steve (the husband I adore). And why the picture of Taylor and Kahn? Just because it’s cool. Well, and because I’ll be writing about the birds at my bird feeders this winter. I don’t spend as much time outdoors in the winter as the rest of the year but there are plenty of outdoors things to write about. I’ve been taking pictures for a week or so. There aren’t a lot of different species but enough to keep me interested in what goes on at the feeders six feet from my desk.

Robin Follette

About Robin Follette

Maine Press Association award winner, 2013. Robin's Outdoors, Bangor Daily News, third place in Sports blogs. I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand and have always loved the outdoors. From gardening to hunting and fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and foraging, most of my time is spent outdoors. I teach outdoor skills as a volunteer instructor for Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs and Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Pro-staff at The Limb Grip. My personal blog is here. I'm currently working on my first book, a collection of short stories based on my outdoors experiences.