Short-Eared Owls!




Last Saturday, I took a day trip to southwestern Missouri for an interesting program (“Birds of Prey Field ID Tips”) at Prairie State Park, followed by a field trip to nearby Shawnee Trail Conservation Area. The program was sponsored by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (of which I am a 2-year member) and conducted by a […]

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High Flying Beauties




Today’s post begins the week with some images of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that I captured a week ago at the Squaw Creek NWR, located in northwest Missouri. Trumpeter Swans used to be a rare thing to see in Missouri, but for the last few years, the numbers of wintering Trumpeter Swans here has been […]

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