An Accepting Young Red-tail

After I completed my kayak on Tuesday morning, I loaded up the kayak and headed to the nearby natural prairie for a quick hike around the upper meadow. Upon completing that, I began the drive back to my rural home. Since the kayak area was on the way, I made a short detour to drive […]

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A Thing of Beauty

During my kayak outings over the past few mornings, I have consistently run into a pair of juvenile hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) I believe (if I’m wrong on the ID, please let me know). Their regular activity has been for one of the hawks to fly into a dead tree, closely followed by the […]

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A Group of Woodies

Yesterday’s kayak outing was pretty uneventful with regards to beaver activity. Again, they were inside the lodge, gnawing on wood pieces they transported inside … hmmm, seems like they’re active outside the lodge on an every-other-day basis! But I did manage to capture some other interesting wildlife, including a pair of juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks (I’ll […]

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Lucky Three’s

Today’s post is the story of “my lucky three’s”. On Wednesday, I make my first kayak outing in several months. Following the Midwest drought of a couple years back, we just haven’t had the rains we typically get, and the areas I kayak have not had sufficient water for kayaking, for some time. But the […]

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Fun Friday: Where the Boys Are

I believe that was the name of an old Connie Francis movie or song. In this instance, it is a group of Wood Duck drakes (males), flying after a Wood Duck hen (female). While kayaking this week, Wood Ducks were very common as they are tending to band into somewhat large groups as we start […]

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Moth Mullein, a Macro View

In yesterday’s post (“Moth Mullein Makes an Appearance”), I featured a couple of images of the Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) patch I found at a local Missouri Conservation Area. After grabbing a few overall plant shots with my 500mm lens, I put on my 180mm macro lens and took some close-up images of the plants. […]

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Field of Gold

Earlier this week, I visited one of my nearby state conservation areas to check out a planted/managed field of sunflowers. I noticed during earlier outings to this area that the Missouri Conservation Department (MCD) had planted several fields of sunflowers. They do this primarily to attract doves for the upcoming dove hunting season. Well, the […]

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My Favorite Red Head

Some images caught from the kayak a few years ago, at one of my favorite local kayak locations:           Red-headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) are one of my favorite local birds to find. When captured in good lighting, they are so lovely. These images are more examples of being able to get […]

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