Category Archives: Birds

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

New Parents

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at the bluebird nest box that I put up in the outside sanctuary area at my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) church. After installing a bluebird box this spring, a pair of Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) began showing interest in the box. It took […]

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New Church Members

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured with my cell phone camera, over the past couple of weeks at my church at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. In spring, I installed a bluebird nestbox in our outdoor sanctuary area at my lake church.  Recently, the box finally became active, with 4 light […]

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Not Quite a “Monkey on the Back”

Today’s post features an image captured during my recent winter trip to Teton NP (Wyoming). While photographing elk that winter here, we came upon a group of Bighorn Sheep who were busy grazing and slow traveling along the ridge of a mountain range: Did you notice the strange-looking sheep on the right?  A closer look […]

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Fun Friday: Love One Another

Today’s post features a common sight in nature, particularly in early spring during mating season. Courtship behavior is often displayed between sexes. Today I’m featuring a pair of Burrowing Owls (from Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains) and a pair of River Otters (from Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri) in my post. Both images were captured early […]

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Burrowing Beauties

Today’s post features some Burrowing Owls that I captured in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma a few years ago. I always enjoy finding and photographing these small prairie owls. Burrowing Owl with Tarantula: Burrowing Owl flying back to burrow with a buffalo chip for the nest: Burrowing Owl stretching after exiting the burrow (on left […]

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Wonderful Chestnuts

Today’s post features a trio of images I captured a few years ago when I visited Magee Marsh, a favorite warbler stop on the south bank of Lake Erie, in northern Ohio. During spring migration, Magee Marsh comes alive with warblers heading north to Canada. At Magee Marsh, the warblers feed and rest while awaiting […]

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Shared Housekeeping Duties

Today’s post features some recent images of an active Eastern Bluebird nest box, with the parents sharing housekeeping duties. During development of the baby bluebirds, both parents keep the nest scrupulously clean by removing the fecal sacs (body wastes from the babies) from the nest box. Furthermore, the parents don’t just remove the waste from […]

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A Nice Shade of Red

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of these beauties here in the Ozarks … the Red-headed Woodpecker (photos from the archives, captured while kayaking a Missouri creek):   Always a wonderful find when they profile against a blue sky (which we’ve not seen very often, lately).        

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Tending to the Youngsters

Today’s post features some images I captured over the weekend. The Eastern Bluebird, Missouri’s state bird, is a beautiful bird to watch and photograph. During their nesting season (often up to 3 clutches per season) a lot of opportunities exist to photograph this gem. Here are a few of the images I’ve edited so far […]

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The “F” Bird

Today’s post features some more images captured in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez … the Magnificent Frigatebird. With it’s normal northern range limited to the very southern U.S. and northern Mexico coasts and islands, this was a “lifer” for me. As we sailed the Sea of Cortez, we would occasionally see one or more of these […]

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