Category Archives: Bird Photography

Whooping Cranes – First Encounter




Beginning today, my posts will feature the results of removing one of my “Bucket List” wildlife encounters … photographing our endangered whooping cranes (aka “whoopers”) while wintering along the Texas’ Gulf Coast. And what a wonderful photo trip it was! (By the way, I have added some whooping crane statistics and species information at the […]

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Color on the Platte River




This post is being re-published from the spring of 2012. I am currently involved with a unique photography project that will take me 1-2 weeks. During this time, I will likely be on social media very little. I have set up a few posts to “self-publish” to my website blog; if/when time allows, I will […]

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Fun Friday: On the 2nd Day of Christmas …




… My True Love Sent to Me … 2 Turtle Doves …. Hey wait, we have some extras! Recently, we’ve been experiencing some arctic temperatures at my rural Missouri home. It’s been keeping me quite busy, filling up the bird feeders multiple times a day. Lately, I’ve been seeing large numbers of doves feeding on […]

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Faves of 2Q 2016




Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Faves of 1Q 2016




Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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Fogged Up Heron




During last week’s kayak outing in the dense fog at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department natural area, I came upon a pretty cooperative Great Blue Heron that let the kayak get relatively close (I was paddling south, with a light northerly wind at my back, so I let the wind carry the kayak towards where […]

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Fun Friday: Who’s On First?




From my front porch, you can easily tell that fall is here. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are busy, constantly feeding in preparation for their migration south for the winter. For the past couple of weeks, my feeder has been inundated with hummers. I’ve “counted” (I use that term loosely as they flit about and chase each […]

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A Rare Sighting




During my last kayak outing, I was both surprised and pleased to catch some rarely seen birds … the Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum). These birds typically keep to heavy thickets, making it difficult to spot them. But while kayaking, I was fortunate to see a total of three, out in the open. The one sitting […]

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Cattin’ Around




Early this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area, I heard the unmistakable call of a Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis). Slowly coasting past the bank, I found the catbird as it sat in a tree branch overlooking the water’s edge. Here are a couple of my favorite images: I’m working on the night photography […]

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Sunrise Silhouette




A while back, I learned that lake refurbishment at one of the area’s local Missouri Conservation Area’s lakes was complete. The area still needs to have fish restocked and will not be open to fishing for several years. Since the refurbishment was complete, I thought I’d take the kayak out and see what I could […]

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