Prepare for Liftoff

Today’s post features a group of Trumpeter Swans as they begin their liftoff into flight. These beautiful birds are so much fun to watch as they prepare to lift off.  They will do a number of “head bows”, while honking in their trumpet-like call. When ready to go, most (if not all) of the group […]

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Fun Friday: Where’s Waldo???

Today’s “Fun Friday” post’s images were captured last week during my 2-day visit to the Loess Bluffs NWR, in northwest Missouri. At this time of year, one of the highlights at the refuge is often the number of Snow Geese that lay over at the refuge and feed and rest up for the remainder of […]

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Poetry in Motion

Today’s post features one of the magical moments of being in the field, photographing the Trumpeter Swans. During last week’s 2-day trip to Loess Bluffs NWR, I had the fortune of having several groups of Trumpeter Swans flying very close by as I photographed from the tour route road. Here are some of my favorite […]

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A Wonderful, Musical Bird

Today’s post features some of the graceful, Trumpeter Swans that have started to fly into the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR). As their name implies, when they communicate, it sounds like a chorus of trumpets being sounded! I particularly love watching these large birds as they take off from the water, and […]

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Fun Friday: ‘Bottoms Up!’

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday!  I spent the last couple of days at one of my favorite locations in Missouri to photograph nature … the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR) … most of the time I still refer to this wonderful location as Squaw Creek. Today’s “Fun Friday” post […]

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Eastern Kingbird

Today’s post comes from the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR) in northwest Missouri, as I passed through the area on my way home from the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon. The Eastern Kingbird is a common bird in Missouri. This bird is often seen perched on a tree/shrub limb near an open […]

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Indigo Bunting

Today’s post comes from my recent visit to the Loess Bluffs NWR, in northwestern Missouri. As I drove the auto tour route, I was fortunate to have a beautiful, male Indigo Bunting up close. As I sat in my vehicle, using it as a blind, I photographed this beauty for several minutes before it decided […]

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Fun Friday: Organizational Tip

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a brief stop at Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called “Squaw Creek NWR”) in northwest Missouri, while on my way home from photographing in the Columbia River Gorge. As I drove the 10-mile refuge auto tour route, I came upon a pair of adult Canada Geese with 8 young goslings. […]

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Fun Friday: A ‘Pile’ of Pelicans

This “Fun Friday” post contains a couple of images I captured on my way home from my recent photo outing in the Pacific Northwest. Stopping by the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly known as Squaw Creek NWR), I was hoping to find a few birds still lingering around from the spring migration. I arrived at the […]

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Our Woodland Duck

After a 2-week road trip, I arrived back home last evening. I had a wonderful trip to the Pacific Northwest, my first ever in that geographical area. The main emphasis was to photograph the wonderful waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon, along with the many spring wildflowers popping up everywhere. What a […]

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