Closeup Red-tailed Hawk Encounter

While cruising the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, I pulled over beside the road to check out the area with my binoculars. As I came to a stop, a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) flew up from the marshy flora and began to fly away from the area. I had been oblivious to him being there, as […]

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A Hunting Harrier at Sunset

One evening during my recent trip to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, a lone juvenile Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) was very actively hunting with the sun beginning to set. Staying inside and using my vehicle as a blind, the harrier got pretty close to the car and obliged me with some nice images with the lovely […]

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Squaw Creek Bald Eagles, Part 2

In this second, and final post of the Squaw Creek Bald Eagles, I am sharing some flight shots of the eagles at the refuge. Flight shots are always at the top of my list of “To Do” things when photographing birds, so I’m always looking for in-flight possibilities. I saw this adult during my first […]

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Landscaped Nesting

Almost missed this one while hiking around Yellowstone National Park! I was just returning to the parking lot area from a hike down a steep trail to view the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. As I approached the parking lot, I noticed something that looked unusual … couldn’t quite identify what it was, but […]

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Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center

On Day 3 of our stay in Ketchikan, Alaska, as soon as we finished viewing/photographing at the Totem Heritage Center, we crossed the small bridge over Ketchikan Creek and walked another 50 yards to the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center. This local Indian community’s hatchery raises and releases more than 300,000 salmon every […]

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And Now, the Rest of the Story!

While photographing at the Lee Metcalf NWR, near Missoula, Montana, I posted an image of a fledging Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). And now, the rest of the story: Immediately after arriving at the Lee Metcalf NWR, I drove to a long-time osprey nest, located next to the refuge road. When I pulled up, I noticed a […]

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Tuesday

Been busy traveling, finally reaching the destination for catching the ferry to Alaska, which happens tomorrow. On the way, however, had a wonderful day Tuesday at a favorite location I love shooting … Lee Metcalf NWR. Lee Metcalf is a wonderful wildlife refuge, located about 20 minutes south of Missoula, Montana. One of the subjects […]

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