A Strange Looking Eagle




I am currently charging up batteries, gathering photo equipment, and planning for capturing the annual Perseids meteors. Thus, I likely won’t have time to be on social media over the next few days, possibly up to a week. I am, however, going back through some of my older posts and preparing them for scheduled, automatic […]

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Pied-billed Grebes




Another common bird at the Leonabelle Turnbell Birding Center (Port Aransas, TX) was the Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps). Most were in their winter coats, with either a missing or indistinct ring around their bill. However, at least one was showing the ring quite well (note the ringed bill on the bottom image, below). Here are […]

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Bald Eagles As Seen by Others




Today’s post features a few images captured by workshop attendees on my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” workshop on the Mississippi River. I asked everyone to send me 3-4 of their favorite images they captured during the 3-day workshop and here is what I received. From Pat G.: From Wanda O.: From Karen W.: As you […]

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More Bald Eagle Images From Day 1




Today’s post includes some more images captured on Day 1 of my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop. Starting out extremely cold, the day ended up still cold (but a few degrees warmer) and the steam burned off, leaving us with some nice, blue skies with a few, puffy white clouds dispersed across the sky. […]

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Playing ‘Hot Potato’




I had a really great photo workshop with the wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River last week. It was a small group photo workshop with 3 participants and myself. We were graced with a large showing of Bald Eagles, as well as large numbers of Common Mergansers, a few Mallards, and a lone American […]

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Cold but Colorful




Starting to get things ready for next week’s “Wintering Bald Eagles” workshop on the Mississippi River. I’ve got nearly a full group and everyone is getting excited to photograph the wintering bald eagles. The weather also looks to be ready for a great time with the eagles … temperatures will be cold, but will certainly […]

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Juvenile Bald Eagles




Today I’m posting some previously unpublished images of juvenile Bald Eagles that congregate in early winter at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. I was hoping to have made a return trip to the refuge by now, but the holiday activities, along with a bad GFCI breaker on my home refrigerator has been keeping me […]

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Bald Eagles – A Student’s Perspective




In January, when I traveled to eastern Iowa to photograph wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River, I decided to open this trip up to a small group of photographers as a mini-photo workshop. One of my regular photography students, Pat G., made the trip and worked beside me for 4 days. I have been […]

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Rrrrrrr, Ya Got Me Fish?




Today’s post was a real treat to observe and photograph during my recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop on the Mississippi River … an adult Bald Eagle pirating a fish away from an immature Bald Eagle. In the winter, the eagles appear to be quite communal, roosting and perching with other eagles … often multiple […]

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Fishing Low Over the River




On many occasions during the recent “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop, bald eagles soared and banked low over the Mississippi River while checking the river for any fish near the surface. This is one of my favorite eagle photography poses … soaring and banking low over the river: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 […]

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