Category Archives: Birds

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

Can You Feel it in the Air?

Today’s post features 3 images I captured along a creek in the Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area (Missouri) a few years ago. In spring, I love to hike and kayak rural creeks and streams. Often, warblers that migrate into the area are so cheerful.  Makes me have “cabin fever” to go back and experience these outings […]

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Growing Into Adulthood

Today’s post features a couple of images I found while editing some of my older images. I have been fortunate to visit Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley (near Haines, Alaska) a couple of times. During one of my trips, I captured these 2 images of a young adult Bald Eagle. As you can see, it is […]

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Your January Eye Test

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, as I photographed Bald Eagles along the Chilkat River in Alaska, during their late season gathering for a late salmon run in the river. When editing this image, I wondered exactly how many eagles were in this photograph, so I took the time to […]

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Sing a Joyful Song!

Today’s post features an image I found from 2006.  While kayaking in Amarugia CA (Missouri), I came upon this happy little Prothonotary Warbler, singing like no tomorrow. I decided to feature this image today as this morning has been a cheerful morning to me … sun up in clear skies at the lake, steam coming […]

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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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