Category Archives: Birds

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

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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Fun Friday: Time to Nest

For the past few days, I have been at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO).  My main photographic objective this trip was to capture the last Super Moon of 2019, over the lake.  At the last minute, the weather cooperated and I was able to catch the large globe rising above the lake … I’ll […]

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Fun Friday: Food Fight on the Prairie

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a recent photo trip to Shawnee Trails Conservation Area, located in southwestern Missouri. During the winters, I frequently visit this Missouri Conservation Area to photograph wintering Short-eared Owls. On my last trip there, I was set up and waiting for the owl activity to begin, when I saw several […]

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Thinking in the Future

Been busy looking at a long term photo schedule. After little hesitation, I decided I needed to go back next winter to Florida … catch some rays and also some beautiful birds, like this Great Egret I captured during my last visit to the Venice Rookery: And yes, the Venice Rookery is on my list […]

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“Ridin’ The Storm Out”

Today’s post comes from this past week, from the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.  I had traveled to the lake to shoot the “Super Snow Moon” as it rose over the Lake.  I had a wonderful view and location all ready for the big event. But as so often happens, Mother Nature decided […]

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2019 Short-eared Owls

Well, I’m back! For those that have wondered about my absence, let me just say that I’ve been through some interesting times lately. I received an email from a “hacker”, informing me that my website had been hacked and I was being extorted for $$. Well, taking this seriously, I decided to not post anything […]

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2018 Highlights – May

As I continue through my 2018 journey highlights, May’s dominant theme was wildflowers and warblers, both becoming quite common in this late spring month. My adventures included visiting three new prairies and one new Missouri Conservation Area, and of course, my “regular” nearby kayak locations: Prairie Larkspur: Indian Paintbrush: Ox-Eye Daisies: Common Yellowthroat Warbler: Woodland […]

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