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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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Today I’m posting some previously unpublished images of juvenile Bald Eagles that congregate in early winter at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri.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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Fun Friday: Me, and My Shadow




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2014, while photographing in the beautiful Myakka River at Myakka River State Park in Florida. This image was captured late in the afternoon, as sunset was starting to occur. I love photographing the critters on the Myakka River at sunrise and sunset … the river takes on the beautiful […]

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Happy Thanksgiving




Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today! In celebration, I’m featuring the symbol for Thanksgiving that we all relate to at this time of the year … the turkey! As usual, I found a rather large group of wild turkey as I entered Waterton Canyon. I estimated there were about 40 in the group. As I […]

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A Skinny Dipper in the Platte River




Just returned home a few days ago from another wonderful fall photo trip to Waterton Canyon in Colorado. Again, the main emphasis was to capture the rutting Bighorn Sheep as the rams butt heads for dominance. How did that turn out?  Stay tuned and I’ll have a followup post about the sheep (probably even more […]

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Sticking the Landing




Bird watching has always captured my attention, some birds more than others. One bird I always enjoy watching is the Green Heron, who has such wonderful balance as they fish. Flying quickly and erratically, they are also fun to watch as they land. Here are some images I captured of a Green Heron from my […]

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Foraging Blue-Grays




Found a few interesting images of foraging Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (Polioptila caerulea) while kayaking at a local Missouri Conservation Area: The gnatcatchers are always so busy, scurrying from branch to branch looking for small insects that may be on the branches of leaves. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens Handheld, […]

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Juvenile Sandhill Cranes




While visiting Minnesota this past weekend, one morning I took a short trip to nearby Sherburne NWR. During my past few trips to Minnesota, I always like to visit Sherburne … always seems to be a lot of things to photograph at this beautiful refuge. As I drove around “Wildlife Drive”, I came upon a […]

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Green Herons Galore




During last week’s kayak outing, one of the things that I noticed very early was the number of Green Herons (Butorides virescens). They seemed to be everywhere! In many cases, there would be 3,4, even a half-dozen of them all perched closely together over the water. Here are a few of my favorite images from […]

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