Category Archives: Birds

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

A Recent Passerby

Today’s post features another recent visitor to the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) … a Horned Grebe (thanks Tom/Lindsay, for ID assistance!). While working outside, I spotted this single Horned Grebe that was fishing in the lake. I never saw him catch any fish, but he was quite spectacular to watch! And here is a […]

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Welcome to the Looney Farm!

Today’s post features some images I captured Saturday, on the lake behind our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home … a migrating Common Loon decided to stop by and do some fishing! While working outside, preparing our spring butterfly gardens, a single Common Loon drake (male) flew in to the lake and spent 2-3 hours […]

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Another Sign of Spring

Today’s post features some images I captured this past Saturday. While on a ladder cleaning out the garage gutter, I saw a lot of black shadows passing along the shingles of the roof.  Looking up, I saw a group of about 25-30 American White Pelicans gliding overhead. I quickly got off the ladder, ran inside […]

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Buffleheads Arrive en Masse

Today’s post features some more Bufflehead duck images I captured recently at our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home. For about a week, it seemed like there were constantly some Buffleheads fishing behind our dock. I typically have had trouble getting some decent images of these small, often shy little ducks. But I’ve had some […]

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Fun Friday: Hijacked!

Today’s post features a long sequence of images I captured of a mid-air hijacking of a fish, by a Bald Eagle. This sequence was captured a few years ago as wintering bald eagles were fishing in the Mississippi River, near LeClaire, Iowa. Here’s the scenario … An immature Bald Eagle spots a fish in the […]

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Revisiting Aerial Antics

Today’s post features a series of images I captured in Clarksville, Missouri, a few years ago (these images were posted several years ago, but upon request I’m re-posting them). During a wintering eagle photography trip on the Mississippi River, this sequence was captured as an adult Bald Eagle caught a fish, but was immediately chased […]

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Spring Invasion

Today’s post features an image I captured just a couple of days ago … a male (drake) Bufflehead flying into our cove. The spring bird migration is underway and several duck species have been spotted, including the Buffleheads. This little guy was making his way into our cove at the Lake of the Ozarks, to […]

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Fishing 101

Today’s post features a sequence of images I captured last Friday, right behind our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). With the entire lake freezing over, several dead fish were on the surface of the thin ice. As I was photographing some nearby ducks (upcoming posts), an adult Bald Eagle circled overhead, […]

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Fun Friday: Live Eagle Totem

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the “Valley of Eagles”, in Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, in 2008. This image is a good example of how the wintering bald eagles “can” get along with each other. When not busy getting food, they are often, pretty communal birds, roosting together in trees overnight. But when the morning […]

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Alaska Bald Eagles

Today’s post features some more Bald Eagle images I captured in Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, in 2008. This second trip to this area, included some frigid temperatures and a nice, snowy landscape! In this first image a single, adult Bald Eagle perches in a snowy tree. Note the fishing lure wrapped around the limb below […]

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