Northern Pintails




  While at Squaw Creek NWR, one of the many ducks seen was the Northern Pintail (Anas acuta):         The Northern Pintail is one of my favorite ducks that migrate through our area. Although usually wary and difficult to approach, they are very lean and elegant, and certainly worth the effort!   […]

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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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Where’s the Beef?!




Today’s post includes some images of Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) that were photographed during my recent Trumpeter Swan photo trip at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. During the 3 days there, we saw a small group of 2-3 every day. Here are a couple of images I made early in the trip:     […]

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