The Rustic Report

  • What I won’t do for a “stinkin” picture!

    A good friend of mine, whom I had recently reconnected with, called and made me aware that the US Fish & Wildlife Service had made a blind avai...
  • How to Attract Orioles

      Oriole are stunning birds, much anticipated by bird lovers. Even though males are brighter, female orioles are gorgeous fliers as well. “How do y...
  • Great Horned Owl goes “BATTY”

    In April of 2021 I located a Great Horned Owl, aka Tiger Owl, nesting in an abandon open mine. A couple of owlets had already hatched and were...
  • Where Do Cardinals Nest?

    Cardinal nest with eggs and baby birds Female cardinals lay three to four whitish-gray eggs with brown speckles in a nest of twigs and grasses h...
  • Photographing Golden Eagles in Bald Eagle Country

    Here is a little background on my mission to photograph a Golden Eagle in Bald Eagle country...close to home.  Bald Eagle Country for the purpose o...
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (?)

    This morning I noticed a "Blue Jay" sized hawk harassing the birds at my feeder. Tomorrow morning I'll set-up in my blind and see if I can get some...
  • The Rustic Report

    Tom Hansen here, I’m the guy pushing the shutter button for Cooper Hansen Nature Photography. The “Cooper” name is my mother’s maiden name and I wa...