Eyes in the Sky

Bev Paulan retired from flying for the Wisconsin DNR earlier this year and while it was hoped she would be able to continue to do aerial surveys on a contract basis, unfortunately this did not pan out.

In a classic example of “you can take the girl out of the aircraft but you can’t take the aircraft out of the girl” Bev still likes to fly in her personal aircraft whenever possible. Hey, why get stuck in traffic if you have the option to fly above it!?

Last week Bev was out on a pleasure flight and snapped a couple photos which she sent along to share with you.

She found the Royal Couple! Photo: Bev Paulan

After their nest apparently failed, these two moved about a mile away – to the same location they spent time at last year when their nest was predated by a coyote.

And here is #5-12 (Henry) in the marsh near our former pen site. No, he hasn’t lost his gal pal Patty and decided to hang out with a deer. She was nearby.


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  1. Marsha Walsh June 11, 2018 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the pictures. They are terrific !

  2. Vanessa Dargain June 11, 2018 4:04 pm

    Birding !! Always time well spent . Ha, ha . ha , ha


  3. charlotte mullen June 11, 2018 12:45 pm

    Congratulations on your retirement, Bev! Hope you can continue to get us some great pix in the future. Happy landings to you!

  4. JeanP aka CrabtowneMd June 11, 2018 10:02 am

    Love your photos Bev. Thank you for finding the RC and Henry.

  5. Dorothy N June 11, 2018 9:41 am

    Great shots, Bev. Keep up the flights!!!

  6. Dick Brooks June 11, 2018 8:57 am

    Thank you Bev and OM. Always so impressed with your birds eye photos.