Sunday, February 1, 2015

FEBRUARY 2015 ~ 1 / 28

                                     Sharp-shinned Hawk with Spotted Towhee.

2-2-2015 @ 10:42p ~ The Native American tribes had names for each month's full moon. February's full moon is called the "Snow Moon". Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month each year. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some tribes this was the Full Hunger Moon. Other names include the Opening Buds Moon, Storm Moon, The Trapper's Moon, and Snow Blinding Moon. The Lakota Sioux called it the Moon of the Dark Red Calves. February's full moon was known as the Big hoop and Stick Game Moon by the Cheyenne. To the Tewa it was the "Moon When the Coyotes are Frightened".

                      I heard this helicopter long before I seen it. As it flew over me
                      I snapped a couple of shots. When I uploaded to my computer
                      I noticed that the aircraft's N # was readable  so I did a  search.

                      It is a 1979 Bell 212, rotorcraft
                      2 engines / 500 hp [turbo shaft]
                      15 seats  / wt  less than 12,500 lbs
                      speed / 103 mph

                      Registered to a corporation named,
                      Sierra Nevada Holdings Inc
                      West Lebanon, New Hampshire