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Fun Friday: Life Begins

Today’s post features some newborn Black-capped Chickadee chicks in a nest. We are busy monitoring a Bluebird trail, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). About 2 weeks ago, we opened one of the bluebird boxes to check on activity, and found 4 little Black-capped Chickadee eggs. Black-capped chickadees are one of the “allowable” […]

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Fun Friday: Leaving the ‘Big House'”

Today’s post features the second little Canada Goose gosling to leave the “Big House” (aka, nest) on our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) boat dock. Struggling to get enough height on his jump, this little gosling finally was successful, although he didn’t get many points for his landing! Free at last!   Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Fun Friday: Forced Eviction

… aka, “Our 2021 Lake Family, Part 2”. Today’s post features our new lake family, on the “big day”! After egg incubation, both parents and the 6 little goslings were ready to leave the nest and explore their new world … however, one problem to overcome … the nest was pretty low in the flower […]

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Fun Friday: Hijacked!

Today’s post features a long sequence of images I captured of a mid-air hijacking of a fish, by a Bald Eagle. This sequence was captured a few years ago as wintering bald eagles were fishing in the Mississippi River, near LeClaire, Iowa. Here’s the scenario … An immature Bald Eagle spots a fish in the […]

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Fun Friday: Bad Hair Day

Today’s post features an interesting sight I captured in Rocky Mountain NP (Colorado) in 2008. During the fall rut, I was busy photographing the behaviors of the Elk. This bull elk, hormones raging, had just “plowed” up the ground as he was trying to impress some nearby cow elk: Strange, erratic, and even dangerous/unexpected behavior […]

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Fun Friday: BC’s ‘Mobile Home’

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an interesting sight we ran across, during a 2008 Orca Whale adventure along the BC coastline. A tug was pulling a barge with a home resting on a large, flat-bed truck on it. Gives a new meaning to “mobile home”, doesn’t it? Hmmmm, wondering if this comes furnished?   Photographic […]

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Fun Friday: Inquisitive!

Today’s post features a very inquisitive squirrel. One day, while photographing along a creek in the Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri), I felt as if someone or something was watching me. Looking up, this curious little fellow was watching me photograph some ducks that were in the creek:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 10D body Canon […]

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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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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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Fun Friday: Table For 2 Please!

Today’s post features a couple of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies as they share a “table”, using a zinnia flower as their dinner table:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 400 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec.    

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