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Fun Friday: Bird Games

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my spring trip to Magee Marsh (Ohio) to photograph migrating warblers. During my 3 days at the wildlife area, I saw several male and female Scarlet Tanagers. This image really stuck out at me as it appears this male Scarlet Tanager is playing “Peek-a-Boo” with me: I will be […]

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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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Fun Friday: Taunting the Seniors

Bald Eagle interactions are always interesting to watch. While at the Loess Bluffs NWR in northwest Missouri recently, I ran across a pair of adult Bald Eagles perched very close together in trees that contained a pair of bald eagle nests: As I photographed the pair, a juvenile Bald Eagle flew over the trees, causing […]

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Fun Friday: Where’s Waldo???

Today’s “Fun Friday” post’s images were captured last week during my 2-day visit to the Loess Bluffs NWR, in northwest Missouri. At this time of year, one of the highlights at the refuge is often the number of Snow Geese that lay over at the refuge and feed and rest up for the remainder of […]

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Fun Friday: ‘Bottoms Up!’

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday!  I spent the last couple of days at one of my favorite locations in Missouri to photograph nature … the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR) … most of the time I still refer to this wonderful location as Squaw Creek. Today’s “Fun Friday” post […]

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Fun Friday: Playing in the Snow

Today’s post comes from Mother Nature. Receiving our first snowfall of 2018 yesterday and overnight, I got up this morning and launched my drone for some aerial photography over my rural Missouri home. Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful snow, too! In this next image, you can’t see my home but it’s behind the large clump […]

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Fun Friday: Fall’s Peak Colors

Today’s post includes a couple of images I captured yesterday, after returning from a last-minute trip to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks for some fall photography … more on that later. A few days earlier, when I left for my photo trip, the leaves around my rural Missouri home were making some big changes. But […]

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Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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Fun Friday: No Longer an “Empty Nester”

About a week ago, as I was walking past my rural Missouri butterfly garden, I noticed a Black Swallowtail that was busy laying eggs on a parsley plant (host plant for these beautiful butterflies). Yesterday, I closely inspected the plant to see if I could find the eggs … voila, I found about a dozen […]

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