Posts tagged "fox river"

View from the Porch – Squirrels, Bald Eagles and the Annoying Neighborhood Dogs

View from the Porch – Squirrels, Bald Eagles and the Annoying Neighborhood Dogs
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ _________ Every morning when I step out onto my porch, the squirrels come running. Sometimes it will be just one, other days... Read more »

Fox River Bald Eagles are Heading Home

Fox River Bald Eagles are Heading Home
Or wherever it is they go when they decided to leave the Fox River. I never have bothered to look up the migration habits and patterns of bald eagles. I’m assuming when they’re not here, they’re up in Canada somewhere or soaring over a mountain out west. There are a few that seem to have... Read more »

Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update

Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update
Yesterday I put up a post documenting my 10 mile drive from Yorkville to Montgomery along the Fox River looking for bald eagles. When I had got to 20 of them, I quit counting and enjoyed just looking for them. Relatively early this morning I took that same 10 mile drive and decided to let... Read more »
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Bald Eagles on the Fox River

Bald Eagles on the Fox River
Apparently I wrote about bald eagles on the Fox River in Yorkville back in January of 2012. Then I did it again at the end of December 2012. But when you see over 20 of them in one day, it’s hard not to bring it up again. The small lakes and ponds in the surrounding... Read more »

My 2013 Fishing Resolution

My 2013 Fishing Resolution
In 2012 I got out fishing roughly 75 times. That’s a very rough estimate and most likely on the low side, but for the sake of argument, I’ll say 75. I don’t keep records like I used to. When you live a two minute walk to a river and a ten minute drive will get... Read more »

Bald Eagles in Yorkville Again

Bald Eagles in Yorkville Again
In the 1960′s I had already assumed I would never see a bald eagle in the wild. I assumed that if I ever made it to my mid 50′s, they would either be extinct or you might be able to go visit a few in a bird sanctuary somewhere. Growing up in Chicago made those... Read more »
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My own version of Injun Summer

This post first went up on November 14, 2010 and was called I went for a walk along the Fox River on Sunday… It’s that time of year again and I thought I might make this post my own tradition, put it up every year about now. Let it serve as a warning to others... Read more »

Things to do, Places to go

First off, this coming weekend, September 22nd and 23rd: Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days Our FREE family-fun event serves to educate our communites with the knowledge, safety skills, and experiences gained through the Outdoors. Sharing the experiences that make our sporting way of life a special privilege is quite possibly the most important thing... Read more »

View from the Porch – Where'd the Wildlife Go

Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ _________ When I walk out onto my front porch to enjoy that first cup of coffee or two, I’m usually greeted by... Read more »
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The Potential for a Train Wreck

Photo above courtesy of Larry Granat. The photo was taken soon after the recent train derailment in Yorkville. Whether or not fishermen and hunters should be wandering along railroad tracks in order to gain access to where they want to fish and hunt along the Fox River is a discussion that can be had some... Read more »