Category Archives: Bird Photography

Fun Friday: Locked & Loaded

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a very aware Green Heron. While kayaking in the Amarugia CA (Missouri), I came upon this Green Heron who was perched on a stump in the creek, busy preening. When he saw me, he immediately turned his focus from himself, to me (with me feeling as if he was “locked […]

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Ring Around the Collar

Today’s post features a couple of images of the brightly-colored Ring-necked Pheasant males, that have not previously been published here. These beautiful birds are only found in the northern areas of Missouri … these images were captured at Squaw Creek NWR (since, renamed to the Loess Bluffs NWR) in northwest Missouri:     Photographic Equipment […]

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Fun Friday: Angry Bird

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features another “life” bird for me, back in 2012. While photographing at a waterhole in the Rio Grande River Valley of south Texas, this Pyrrhuloxia flew in, while giving the appearance of being another “Angry Bird”: You could call this bird a “Cardinal imposter”, as it resembles a Northern Cardinal in […]

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Great Kiskadee

Today’s post features another previously-unpublished image that I captured in 2012, in the Rio Grande River Valley of south Texas. The Great Kiskadee is a quite large flycatcher that is common in the southern Rio Grande River Valley, and extending down into Mexico. During this trip, this was a “life” bird for me. Here is […]

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Mirror … Mirror

Today’s post is another, previously unpublished photograph from the Rio Grande River Valley of South Texas. While photographing from a blind at an active watering hole, this Curve-billed Thrasher flew in and immediately adored the reflection in the still waters of the water hole:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 500, f/4 IS […]

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Wake-Up Call

Today’s post features a previously unpublished photo of the great spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes, as they stop for food/rest on the Platte River of Nebraska, in 2012: This image was captured early in the morning, from a photo blind on the banks of the Platte River, a short while before they left the […]

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No Dirty Bird Here!

Today’s post features a few images from a spring birding photo trip I did in 2012 (I’m currently spending some “Covid Time” reviewing/editing some older images in my database). The Painted Bunting (male shown in these images) is possibly the most colorful bird we have. Found in the southern U.S., these little birds are quite […]

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Getting Impatient!

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured during one of my last Short-eared Owl photo trips to Shawnee Prairie, located in SW Missouri. These prairie owls frequently migrate south to Missouri prairies during the winter months, before returning to their northern prairies in spring. These guys are so much fun to watch and […]

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Colorful Kayak Trip

Today’s post features an image that I ran upon yesterday, while reviewing my past photographic images. A few years ago, while kayaking at a nearby Missouri Conservation Area, I paddled by a beautiful male Prothonotary Warbler: In spring, it is always a joy to kayak one of the nearby waterways and see what new warblers […]

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Fall Fishing

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured in the past few days from our boat dock, at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. As bird migrations continue to move birds through the area, this Pied-billed Grebe was an inspiration to me as he swam around the cove, frequently diving to find a fish […]

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