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Time for Chicks

Today’s post features a pair of Great Egrets at the Venice Rookery (Florida) this February. While photographing Great Blue Herons that were actively nesting, several pairs of Great Egrets were busy building their nests, bringing in sticks and branches. Looking over to one pair, they were engaged in mating: This was the only “active nest” […]

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Photo-bombed By an Ibis

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, and was captured at the Venice Rookery. While photographing an active Great Blue Heron nest, I was shooting lots and lots of images, hoping to capture “that special moment”. Well, as it was early in the morning, the roosting White Ibises (“Ibi”?) were beginning to leave the […]

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Feed Me!

Today’s post comes from my February trip to Florida. One of my favorite shooting spots is the Venice Rookery. Today I’m featuring an active Great Blue Heron nest, located at the rookery. Today’s images were taken early on, during my 2-day photo shoot here. In this nest, there are 3 “cute” nestlings: In upcoming posts, […]

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Happy Mother’s Day 2020!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mothers out there! As if on cue, our little Canada Goose family (mom, pop, 6 goslings) visited us yesterday evening while we were working in our gardens by the dock, giving me a great opportunity for some Mother’s Day images! Enjoy, and have a great Mother’s day! HAPPY […]

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And Away We Go!

Today’s post is the last of the series on the Canada Goose nesting, that occurred on our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) this spring. If you missed any of the other nesting posts, you can find them here: “Growing Goslings “ “How to Transplant a Gosling “ “Gosling Olympics “ Immediately […]

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Gosling Olympics

Today’s post is the third of 4 posts about the brood of Canada Goose goslings that recently were hatched on our Missouri Ozarks dock. In the last post (“How to Transplant a Gosling”), I featured images of six little Canada Goose goslings as they left their nest … in one of our large flower pots […]

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How to Transplant a Gosling

Today’s post is a followup to the previous post (“Growing Goslings” , in case you missed it). “Transplanting” is the process of moving from one location to another. How do the goslings relocate? Well, I was blessed with the opportunity to see how the little ones moved from the dock flower pot to the dock […]

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Growing Goslings

How do you grow goslings? Well, here at the Lake of the Ozarks we use the “flower pot method”! Today’s post covers about a month-long process of monitoring and photographing an active Canada Goose nest on our dock at the lake. An absolutely wonderful experience to be able to follow this goose family (mom and […]

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Fun Friday: A Wise Little Bird

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from Cape Coral, Florida, during my February trip around multiple sites in Florida. The Burrowing Owl is an endangered and protected species in the community of Cape Coral. This little owl was spotted in a residential area, just down the road from one of my good Florida friends: Note the […]

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Another White Spring

Today’s post comes from one of my daily walks along the lake road, near my home at the Lake of the Ozarks. This time of year is truly a re-awakening, particularly when all the Dogwood trees begin to bloom! Flowering Dogwood is the state tree of Missouri and I look forward each spring to see […]

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