Category Archives: Birds

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

Mallard drake

Today’s post features a Mallard drake that was swimming next to the dock, while I worked in the butterfly garden at the Lake of the Ozarks: Coming up … more action with the Bighorn rams of the Badlands NP. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon 100-400mm IS lens, with IS “On” Handheld, […]

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Fun Friday: Bird Games

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my spring trip to Magee Marsh (Ohio) to photograph migrating warblers. During my 3 days at the wildlife area, I saw several male and female Scarlet Tanagers. This image really stuck out at me as it appears this male Scarlet Tanager is playing “Peek-a-Boo” with me: I will be […]

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The One That Didn’t Get Away!

Today’s post features a hungry, Cape May warbler as it seeks out and captures an insect that is hiding among the crevices of a tree trunk (also captured at Magee Marsh in north Ohio). In the first image, the warbler is stretched out, as it zeroes in on an insect: In this next image, you […]

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Blackburnian Warbler

Today’s post features one of my favorite warblers that I photographed during the spring warbler migration at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, in norther Ohio … the Blackburnian Warbler. The Blackburnian Warbler is a very strikingly colorful warbler. Unfortunately, I only saw a few of these jewels in the trees … and most were high in […]

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Black-Throated Blue Warblers

I’m now back home after a week’s trip to Nebraska and then to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Quite a travel experience … I-29 roads are flooded in some areas, requiring detours, but the trip was otherwise good. I was able to spend some times at the falls in Sioux Falls … I’ll be sharing those […]

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Magee’s Chestnut-sided Warblers

Today’s post, the second post of warblers migrating through Magee Marsh (northern Ohio), features the colorful Chestnut-sided Warbler. Here are a few of my favorite images, all from Day #1 of my 3-day photo trip at the Marsh: Coming up … more wonderful warblers captured at Magee Marsh! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 […]

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Magee’s Magnolia Warblers

Today’s post features one of the many migrating warbler species I photographed recently at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, in northern Ohio, the Magnolia Warbler. The Magnolia warbler is one of my favorite warblers to see. I love the beautiful black “streaks” on the yellow chest … such a wonderful contrast of colors! Here are […]

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Magee’s “Big Birds”

Today’s post comes from my recent photo trip to Magee Marsh, in northern Ohio, along Lake Erie. Magee Marsh is noted as a stopover for migrating warblers heading north, into Canada. But more than warblers visit this fabulous location! The second bird I saw at the Marsh, even before entering the boardwalk, was a pair […]

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It’s Not Just For Little Birds!

Today’s post is the first, of many, from the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, located along Lake Erie in northern Ohio. Magee Marsh is well known for a stopover location for migrating warblers in the spring. These warblers are small, especially in comparison to this bald eagle’s nest that is located at the western entrance to […]

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Here a Duck, There a Duck

Withing the past few days, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Wood Duck hen with 7 little ducklings, as they swam past me as I worked in a friend’s yard at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). Here are some images I captured as the group filed by me: About the same time, I […]

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