Category Archives: Birds

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

Wintering American Avocets




Today’s post is a short break from the Whooping Crane posts, but the Whoopers will be back! A lot of other birds were active on the Aransas NWR, including this group of American Avocets, sporting their winter plumage coats. During a flyby before landing, it was really great to watch them flying by in tight […]

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Beauty at Work!




Still from the first day on the boat, as the day progressed and we made our way farther into the refuge (Aransas NWR), we had whooping cranes very close to our boat. We typically moved the boat to get a clear shot, then parked it along the bank and let the cranes move around and […]

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Fun Friday: The Sentries




Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an image I captured during my recent wintering Whooping Crane photography trip to the Aransas NWR, located along the Texas Gulf Coast. As our boat slowly scoured the shoreline for bird activity, we came upon this pair of adult Whooping Cranes who seemed to saying, “You watch that way, and […]

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Whooping Cranes – First Encounter




Beginning today, my posts will feature the results of removing one of my “Bucket List” wildlife encounters … photographing our endangered whooping cranes (aka “whoopers”) while wintering along the Texas’ Gulf Coast. And what a wonderful photo trip it was! (By the way, I have added some whooping crane statistics and species information at the […]

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Color on the Platte River




This post is being re-published from the spring of 2012. I am currently involved with a unique photography project that will take me 1-2 weeks. During this time, I will likely be on social media very little. I have set up a few posts to “self-publish” to my website blog; if/when time allows, I will […]

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Fun Friday: On the 2nd Day of Christmas …




… My True Love Sent to Me … 2 Turtle Doves …. Hey wait, we have some extras! Recently, we’ve been experiencing some arctic temperatures at my rural Missouri home. It’s been keeping me quite busy, filling up the bird feeders multiple times a day. Lately, I’ve been seeing large numbers of doves feeding on […]

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Faves of 2Q 2016




Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Faves of 1Q 2016




Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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Fogged Up Heron




During last week’s kayak outing in the dense fog at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department natural area, I came upon a pretty cooperative Great Blue Heron that let the kayak get relatively close (I was paddling south, with a light northerly wind at my back, so I let the wind carry the kayak towards where […]

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Fun Friday: Who’s On First?




From my front porch, you can easily tell that fall is here. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are busy, constantly feeding in preparation for their migration south for the winter. For the past couple of weeks, my feeder has been inundated with hummers. I’ve “counted” (I use that term loosely as they flit about and chase each […]

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