Category Archives: Bird Photography

Colorful Shoveler

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, while kayaking at Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri. This drake (male) Northern Shoveler was captured resting on a log in the creek, during the duck migration: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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A Common Visitor

Today’s post features a very common visitor to my yard, seemingly no matter where I live! This image is a previously unpublished image of a Northern Flicker, yellow-shafted group, male sitting in a weeping, flowering cherry tree that was in my Drexel, Missouri front yard: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – […]

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Fun Friday: Carryout for Two, Please

Today’s post features one of the osprey I blogged about yesterday. I didn’t realize it until I edited the images, but discovered that one of the osprey emerged from the lake with two fish in his talons! I had never seen this happen before, so I was really shocked to witness this feat! Here are […]

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Our Migrating Friends are Back!

Today’s post features 3 images I captured yesterday afternoon at our Lake of the Oarks (Missouri) lake home. While taking a break on our dock, the familiar “chirping” of an Osprey interrupted the quiet relaxation. I immediately ran into the house, grabbed my camera and headed back to the dock. Over the next 30 minutes, […]

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Finally!!

Today’s post comes from one of the nest boxes on the Eastern Bluebird trail that is located in the Laurie, Missouri city park. As a member of the area’s Lake Bloomers Garden Club, I am involved with monitoring one of the several Bluebird trails in the area. Until recently, we have fought vigorously against sparrows, […]

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Seek and Ye Shall Find

(… but not this time.) Today’s post features a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as he hunts for insects in the trees along the shoreline of Bittern Bottoms CA (Missouri), captured while I kayaked the area. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a fun bird to watch as he flits from tree to tree, foraging for insects that are found […]

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Going Underground?

Today’s post features a shot I captured while kayaking the creek at Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri) a few years ago. As I paddled the creek, I saw this Barred Owl as it feasted on some morsel for breakfast. Just recently, when I edited a lot of older images, I found that the prey looks to […]

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Dangerous Weapons!

Today’s post features another image from one of my photo trips to Alaska. While visiting Ketchikan, where bald eagles are seen everywhere, I found an adult eagle that was pretty close to where I was standing. While perusing the fine specimen, my eye was drawn to those powerful talons … very strong and very sharp […]

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Stumbling Around

Today’s post features one of the 6 little Canada Goose goslings that were hatched on our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) boat dock recently. As the little goslings escaped their flower pot nest, they worked their way into the water and then swam to the lake shore: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body […]

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Fun Friday: Life Begins

Today’s post features some newborn Black-capped Chickadee chicks in a nest. We are busy monitoring a Bluebird trail, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). About 2 weeks ago, we opened one of the bluebird boxes to check on activity, and found 4 little Black-capped Chickadee eggs. Black-capped chickadees are one of the “allowable” […]

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