Fun Friday: Quality Family Time




While visiting the Lee Metcalf NWR in southwest Montana, this family of ducks (Mallards, I believe, but not sure) swam by me:    

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Foggy Beginnings




During my last kayak outing, I was blessed to have some dense fog around me for the first hour on the water. While I was paddling the area, I noticed a Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) darting between the heavy aquatic foliage, followed by her 2 ducklings:   If you follow my blog, you know that […]

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Pied-billed Grebe




On my last kayak outing, I ran upon a single Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) that was working at finding a fish dinner. As the grebe swam about, often diving for fish, I captured these images: But I never saw him with a fish. The location I had chosen to kayak was one that totally dried […]

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The Woodies Are Back in Town!




For the past several weeks, I have seen very few Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) during my kayak outings. On a typical spring outing, I will see many wood ducks … some single drakes (males) and hens (females), some groups of drakes or groups of hens, and often mated pairs. But this year has been very […]

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In Good Company




While kayaking last weekend, several duck species were seen flying around the area, with some landing quite close to my kayak. One of the largest group of ducks in the area right now is the Blue-wing Teal (Anas discors). As I kayaked the area, one pair of Blue-wing Teal took a special liking to me, […]

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Sleeping Beauty Awakes




Yesterday I had a wonderful kayaking experience. Among my “friends” were a couple of active beavers, a single river otter, a bald eagle, and many species of migrating ducks and geese. In this post, I will share a couple of images of one of the colorful ducks that are often seen in Missouri, the Northern […]

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Sky Ablazin’




(This post originally published in October 2010) My last kayak outing was a wonderful morning. Not only was I able to capture some nice Wood Duck (Aix sponsas) flight shots, but an incredible sunrise developed right in front of my eyes. First, there was some unexpected fog present as I launched the kayak into the […]

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Two Men and A Hen




(This post originally published in October 2010) No frills or long stories for today’s post. Just a photo, taken from my kayak, a couple of years ago at a local, Missouri Conservation Area. This image shows a trio of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) flying overhead, two males (drakes) and one hen (female). The Wood Duck […]

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WooHoo, the Ducks are Here!




(This post originally published in October 2010) D-Day (“Duck Day”) is finally here … the annual fall migration has begun and the first of the ducks have arrived in west-central Missouri. Located along the Mississippi flyway, we see many different species of ducks/geese during the spring and fall migrations. Over the past 2 days, I […]

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Mallard Beauty




Over the past couple of days, I photographed at the wonderful Squaw Creek NWR, located in northwest Missouri. I traveled to the refuge to photograph Trumpeter Swans … a recent headcount indicated a little over 200 swans were on the refuge. On my trip around the 10 mile refuge car route, I came upon hundreds […]

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