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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“Fun Friday: Splish-Splash …”




… I was takin’ a bath!” Following this past week’s theme, today’s post also comes my 2006 photo trip to Baxter State Park (Maine) to photograph moose in the fall colors. As mammals often do, this cow moose decided to shake off the water after lifting her head out of the water while foraging for […]

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Cow and Calf Moose




Today’s post features some cow and calf moose that I captured in 2006 at Sandy Stream Pond in Baxter State Park (Maine). In this first image, a cow and her calf are walking at the pond’s edge: A couple of minutes later, mom decided to cross the pond. With a little reluctance, the calf finally […]

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Close Encounters!




Over the weekend, I had a chat with one of my local Master Gardener friends about close encounters with wild animals. I mentioned my close encounters with some Mountain Goats a couple of years ago. He was interested in seeing some of the images captured, so I’m re-posting that post today. Below is my original […]

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Fun Friday: Open Wide!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my January bald eagle photography workshop on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. A single, American White Pelican flew in and was fishing in front of us for a while, during 2 of our 3 days on the river. I just love the expression on this guy as he […]

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Fun Friday: Just Hangin’ Around




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my rural Missouri front yard. As I was driving up the gravel driveway the other afternoon, I found this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) hanging upside-down from a tree branch that drooped over the driveway. After parking the car, I grabbed my camera and got a quick couple of […]

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