Golden Gem! (Re-post)




(This post originally published in December 2010) On Saturday, I was treated to another “Life” bird! One of my Blog followers and birder friend, Ginny, invited me over to her and her husband Pete’s place to photograph some Golden-crowned Kinglets (Regulus satrapa), which she has recently been seeing in some brushy/wooded areas behind her house. […]

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Down, But Not Out!




A few weeks ago, I reported that I was preparing to launch into a new photo project. Well, that project is now complete and I’m about ready to share it with everyone. The project? Two weeks in beautiful Baja, photographing birds, whales and lots of beautiful desert scenery! Although I’ve been home for a little […]

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All Dressed Up and Not a Hair … Urr, Feather … Out of Place




(This post originally published in December 2010) I spent 2 1/2 days last week photographing at the Squaw Creek NWR, located in northwest Missouri. The main attraction there were migrating Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), and Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens). Shortly after we arrived at the refuge, we took a quick tour, […]

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Trumpeter Swans in Picturesque Alaska




(This post originally published in December 2010) I recently had a comment from someone on Twitter about seeing Trumpeter Swans a few years ago, in snowy/icy conditions. That got me to thinking … I was able to capture some pretty nice Trumpeter Swan images 2 years ago, when I was in Haines, Alaska shooting bald […]

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Fun Friday: Bad Hair Day, Revisited




(This post originally published in October 2010) While going through some old slides the other day, I ran across this image of a baby Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) that was taken in my front yard a few years ago. Not sure exactly when it was taken, but I’ve been shooting digitally since 2004, so it […]

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The Brown Creeper




(This post is a combination of a couple of past posts) With the appearance of fall conditions and the resulting loss of leaves on the trees, I have found a new “Life” bird … the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana). According to my birding field guides, this bird is commonly found in my area (west-central Missouri) […]

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HaHa Tonka State Park




(This post originally published in November 2010) Today’s post deviates a bit from my typical posts. Last week, I spent a few days in south-central Missouri, at a very interesting place … HaHa Tonka State Park. This park is located in the Lake of the Ozarks region and is 3,679 acres in size. The park […]

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Tufted Titmouse (Re-post)




(This post originally published in November 2010) After returning home from a road trip around the Missouri Ozarks, I took the kayak out for a venture over the weekend. Very little activity out on the water … the beavers were not to be seen (although I could hear them gnawing on tree limbs inside their […]

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Sky Ablazin’




(This post originally published in October 2010) My last kayak outing was a wonderful morning. Not only was I able to capture some nice Wood Duck (Aix sponsas) flight shots, but an incredible sunrise developed right in front of my eyes. First, there was some unexpected fog present as I launched the kayak into the […]

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet




(This post originally published in October 2010) While “deer hunting” in the kayak yesterday, I was fortunate to come upon a new, “life” bird … the Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula):     When I first spotted this little bird, I wasn’t sure what I was watching. As he moved his head, the red crown flashed, […]

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