Category Archives: Birds

Blog posts that describe behaviors or contain nature photographs of birds.

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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Fun Friday: Water Jockeys

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at our lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). As fish have been very actively lately, the gulls are also active as they seek out the small morsels awaiting them. As one gull sat on our buoy (watching for fish, without expending the […]

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Finally!!!

Today’s post features an image I captured a few weeks ago, from our dock on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. With several migrating Ospreys stopping here for about a week, they were often seen circling above the lake, and diving for fish when one was spotted. I have tried, unsuccessfully, for several years to […]

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Daytime Flight Over the Refuge

Today’s post comes from a couple of images I captured this past winter, during a photography trip to Florida. While photographing wading birds at the Ding Darling NWR, a Black-crowned Night Heron flew over one of the refuge pools near me. I typically only see these small herons during the early morning hours, or during […]

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A Nice Drop-in Visitor

Today’s post features an unexpected, but very welcome visitor to our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri)  home. As I was watching for more osprey activity, this young adult Bald Eagle soared overhead at our lakeside home: This eagle looked to be 4-5 years of age, as evidenced by the mottled coloring still in his feather […]

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They Just Keep Coming

Today’s post again features the “fish hawk”, the Osprey. A little “gold mine” has hit in our cove … frequent visits from several ospreys. I’ve seen ospreys here, all throughout the summer, but their visits were very infrequent. However, lately there has been a steady stream of ospreys flying into our cove and fishing, often […]

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Fun Friday: It’s a Pool Party!

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a group of Canada Geese captured at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri), near our lake home recently. The dock owners had left their swim mat tied to the dock and the geese decided it was time for a Pool Party!  Enjoy! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body […]

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