Fun Friday: Food Fight on the Prairie

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a recent photo trip to Shawnee Trails Conservation Area, located in southwestern Missouri. During the winters, I frequently visit this Missouri Conservation Area to photograph wintering Short-eared Owls. On my last trip there, I was set up and waiting for the owl activity to begin, when I saw several […]

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Thinking in the Future

Been busy looking at a long term photo schedule. After little hesitation, I decided I needed to go back next winter to Florida … catch some rays and also some beautiful birds, like this Great Egret I captured during my last visit to the Venice Rookery: And yes, the Venice Rookery is on my list […]

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“Ridin’ The Storm Out”

Today’s post comes from this past week, from the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.  I had traveled to the lake to shoot the “Super Snow Moon” as it rose over the Lake.  I had a wonderful view and location all ready for the big event. But as so often happens, Mother Nature decided […]

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2019 Short-eared Owls

Well, I’m back! For those that have wondered about my absence, let me just say that I’ve been through some interesting times lately. I received an email from a “hacker”, informing me that my website had been hacked and I was being extorted for $$. Well, taking this seriously, I decided to not post anything […]

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2018 Highlights – May

As I continue through my 2018 journey highlights, May’s dominant theme was wildflowers and warblers, both becoming quite common in this late spring month. My adventures included visiting three new prairies and one new Missouri Conservation Area, and of course, my “regular” nearby kayak locations: Prairie Larkspur: Indian Paintbrush: Ox-Eye Daisies: Common Yellowthroat Warbler: Woodland […]

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2018 Highlights – January

I thought I’d highlight this past year, with regards to my photographic endeavors. Today’s post features January 2018. During these often cold and dreary months of winter, there is not a lot of things going on. January 2018 was not very different, except for a couple of photographic projects. I made 3 trips to some […]

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Sunrise Swans

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season! I backed away from the blog for a short while, to visit friends and family over the Christmas break. I had a wonderful time and am really looking forward to the New Year! In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of sunrise images I captured of […]

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Fun Friday: Taunting the Seniors

Bald Eagle interactions are always interesting to watch. While at the Loess Bluffs NWR in northwest Missouri recently, I ran across a pair of adult Bald Eagles perched very close together in trees that contained a pair of bald eagle nests: As I photographed the pair, a juvenile Bald Eagle flew over the trees, causing […]

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Immature & Adult Bald Eagles

On my recent trip to photograph Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans at the Loess Bluffs NWR, the number of eagles were not nearly as high as I would have liked to see. But I did get several opportunities to photograph some of the eagles. Immature Bald Eagle numbers seem to increase dramatically every year … […]

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Prepare for Liftoff

Today’s post features a group of Trumpeter Swans as they begin their liftoff into flight. These beautiful birds are so much fun to watch as they prepare to lift off.  They will do a number of “head bows”, while honking in their trumpet-like call. When ready to go, most (if not all) of the group […]

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