Nesting Great Horned Owls

This morning I found some nesting Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) images from early spring 2009 that I don’t believe I’ve shared. These images were made in a city park in Lee’s Summit, Missouri: It was a rather cold, windy day (you can see the adult’s “horns”, which are only tufts of feathers, leaning to […]

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The Name Says It All!

I just love it whenever I come across wildlife that is self-described by it’s common name! One such example is the Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). I am fortunate to have this beautifully colored duck in my area from spring to late fall. When kayaking, I often see single wood ducks, or pairs of them, and […]

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My, What Big Claws You Have!

During my frequent kayak trips in my area, I almost always come across Red-eared Sliders (Chrysemys scripta elegans), either sunning on a downed log in the creek, or poking their heads out of the water to take a look at me. Normally, it is a bit difficult to approach them as they sun, but sitting […]

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Pair of Hoodies

Today’s post features a few images from 2009, captured from a kayak while paddling around a local, Missouri Conservation Area. Hooded Mergansers, commonly called “Hoodies”, are such interesting looking birds. In this first image, a drake (male) is displaying, with his crest raised: In the next two images, a hen (female) has joined him as […]

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Fun Friday: My Personal WatchDog

A funny moment in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains … woke up one morning and looked outside my camper to find my own, personal bodyguard … a large American Bison: Bison roam freely on the Wichita Mountains NWR, even in the campground! I had to carefully exit the camper and walk around my camper and to the […]

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Beautiful Baja, Part 3 (Repost)

(Originally posted June 2010) This is the third, and final post on the Baja trip I took in spring of 2009 (links for the previous 2 Baja postings are listed at the bottom of this post, in case you missed them). In this post, I will share some of my experiences with the blue whale, […]

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 

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