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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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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Wintering Bald Eagles 2016




Today’s post features some of the wintering Bald Eagle images I captured over 4 days this past January, near the Quad Cities (eastern Iowa/western Illinois). I have just made plans to conduct a small group, 3-day photo workshop with the Quad Cities wintering eagles in January 2016. If you might be interested in attending, you […]

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A Beauty Re-visited




(This post first appeared early in 2012, on a photo outing to capture some Short-eared Owl images): Over the weekend, I traveled to southwest Missouri to have some more Foto Fun with the Short-Eared Owls (Asio flammeus) that are wintering in some of the Missouri prairies. Well, the first evening was a bust. Short-Eared Owls […]

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