Category Archives: Bird Photography

Forecast: Bitter Cold!

Today’s post features a previously unpublished image captured a few years ago along the Mississippi River near Iowa’s Quad Cities. With bitterly cold temperatures forecast, the early morning saw a lot of steam rising off the river … with an occasional Bald Eagle looking for a fish breakfast:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark […]

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Montana High-Rise

Today’s post comes from one of my many visits to the Lee Metcalf NWR in southwest Montana. Not far from Missoula, the refuge is nestled at the foot of the mountains. While driving around the refuge, this Great Blue Heron rookery was observed at the top of a tall pine (?) tree: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Fun Friday: Can U C Me Now?

The image from today’s post comes from a visit I had a few years ago to the Venice bird rookery, in Venice, Florida. As you can see, many birds call this rookery home, overnight: Many different species in this single image … primarily, White Ibis are present, but you can also see Great Blue Herons, […]

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Returning Home

Today’s post features another image I captured while visiting the Venice bird rookery (in 2014). While photographing the many birds at the rookery, this Great Blue Heron flew back to the nesting grounds and prepares to land : Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon 500mm f/4 IS lens Bogen 3221 with Wemberly […]

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Framed in Red

Today’s post features a pair of nesting Great Egrets, in brilliant breeding plumage, that I captured a few years ago at the Venice Rookery, in Venice, Florida. The red-berried plant is a Brazilian Pepper. Although quite photogenic, it’s roots are many and can extend for long distances to drink up water, making it an unwanted, […]

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Florida’s Swamp Bird

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago in the Everglades National Park (Florida). The Anhinga is a fun bird to watch as it “snakes” through the swamp waters, to find/catch fish. The adult male, as shown in these two photos, are especially colorful in their breeding plumage … I […]

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Seeing Double Vision

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago as I photographed early morning bird activity along the Myakka River (in Myakka River State Park, Florida). When the waters are calm, there can be some rather nice reflections in the river. Black-crowned Night Heron: Great Egret:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Blurred Vision

Today’s post features a Wood Stork as it prepares to land in some lush, green vegetation along the Myakka River (Myakka River State Park, Florida) when I visited there a few years ago. I normally don’t like to even attempt “image blurs”, as they are not my thing. However, the low, early morning light made […]

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Li’l Quackers

Today’s post features one of the Mallard duck families that often visited us by our dock at our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home, this past summer. This Mallard hen allowed us to watch as her family grew up: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS […]

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Fun Friday: A Joyful Meal

Today’s post features a male Prothonotary Warbler that I photographed a few years at the Amarugia Highlands CA Lake (Missouri). As he flitted about, looking for insects, he found a nice morsel, captured and consumed it, then sang with joy: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC […]

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