Faves of 1Q 2016




Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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Fun Friday: Human Watching




Do you ever get that funny feeling you’re being watched? It’s not uncommon for me to be in my kayak and get that feeling. And it’s not that uncommon to find that the “watcher” is a deer, in this instance a White-tailed Deer doe that was intently watching me as I slowly kayaked past her […]

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Fun Friday: Got Milk?




When visiting the Badlands NP in summer, I always enjoy finding the Bighorn Sheep, particularly the young lambs. At this time of the year, the ewes are trying to wean the lambs from nursing … but the youngs ones find it is easier to nurse than graze! When the ewes won’t allow nursing, the lambs […]

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Fun Friday: Thinking In the Box




Getting most of the paperwork and personal tasks completed following my wife’s sudden and unexpected death, I’m going to start posting more blog posts, starting with this interesting incident that happened the other day. While going through some of my wife’s belongings, I needed a bit more room, so I placed a couple of empty […]

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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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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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Yellow Warblers




During another kayak outing the other day, I was fortunate to have lots of warblers flitting about the trees, foraging for insects. Today’s post features some of the many Yellow Warblers (Setophaga petechia) that were busy searching for small insects. Here are a few of my favorite Yellow Warbler images that I captured from the […]

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Fun Friday: Please, Not So Loud!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from a rural Cass County (Missouri) Great Horned Owl nest that I am following. This nest has a pair of chicks that are growing by leaps and bounds. When I captured this image, it appears that the one chick is yelling into the other’s ear. But in reality, he was […]

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Nesting Owls




Last Friday, I spent the morning photographing an active Great Horned Owl nest. If you caught my images last year, this is the same nest as I photographed last spring. The only exception is that this year, there are two owlets instead of one! Twice as much fun for me! Here are a few of […]

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Time For Some Woodies




We need some rain very badly right now. If nothing else, I could use some more water so I get my kayak out for some wood duck photography! Here are a few I’ve captured in the past few years: These are all drakes (males), which are very colorful ducks. Very skittish, though, as they are […]

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