Rush Hour!




Today’s post comes from a photo trip I made to Florida in 2014. As I work on planning out my 2018 return trip, I’ll share a few of my favorite encounters from this past visit. In today’s post, I found a remarkable water pool in Myakka River State Park, where both the Black Vultures and […]

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Fun Friday: Looking For a Meal




A couple of days ago, I decided to take Rubber Ducky (my kayak) out for a sunrise paddle at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department waterway.  It was a wonderful morning … nice and cool, very little wind, a gorgeous sunrise, and a host of hospitable creatures. One of the colorful inhabitants I found was a […]

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Indigo Bunting




Today’s post comes from my recent visit to the Loess Bluffs NWR, in northwestern Missouri. As I drove the auto tour route, I was fortunate to have a beautiful, male Indigo Bunting up close. As I sat in my vehicle, using it as a blind, I photographed this beauty for several minutes before it decided […]

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Sunrise Silhouette




A while back, I learned that lake refurbishment at one of the area’s local Missouri Conservation Area’s lakes was complete. The area still needs to have fish restocked and will not be open to fishing for several years. Since the refurbishment was complete, I thought I’d take the kayak out and see what I could […]

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Fun Friday: A Little Camera Shy!




If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you are probably aware that I have been monitoring a pair of Barn Owls that have taken up residence in a Cass County barn, and possibly beginning to nest in a nest box I built and installed for the landowners. I have a trail cam […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for a Snack




Today’s “Fun Friday” post was captured earlier this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area. With several species of warblers now in the area, I was photographing Yellow Warblers and Prothonotary Warblers from the kayak. One Prothonotary Warbler was very active, hunting insects/spiders around the trees that are standing in the creek. It was […]

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The Spring Migration Continues




After my outing last week at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, we stopped by the James A. Reed Conservation Area on the way home. Among the many active critters there were some Baltimore Orioles that have just migrated back into the area for the summer. Here are a few of my favorite images I […]

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Prothonotary Warblers




Yesterday’s post featured the Yellow Warbler during my recent kayak outing. Today’s post features the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), also captured during that outing. Both of these species of warblers are abundant and active right now. I also heard a couple of Common Yellowthroats while kayaking, but could not find them in the dense undergrowth […]

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A Barney Status Update




I’ve been waiting for some definitive proof, but not quite there yet. However, there are plenty of signs telling me that the Barn Owl pair that I have been monitoring may be in the process of nesting at this time. When I went to the barn a couple of weeks ago to change out the […]

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Back in the Saddle, Again




Last week, I finally got out in the kayak again. It had been 2 years since my last kayak outing (due to my head surgery and extended recovery last year), so I was anxious to get back on the water. We found lots of warblers around the water. Today’s post features a few of the […]

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