Common Merganser Females




Yesterday, I featured some male Common Mergansers … today’s post features some females. Although called Common Mergansers, I often call them “Bad Hair Day Ducks”, from their obvious crests. Here are a few images I captured during slow times on my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop in January: And to show the distinct differences between […]

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Common Merganser Males




Today’s post features some of the many ducks we constantly had around us during my January “Wintering Bald Eagle” photo workshop on the Mississippi River. We had several species of ducks present, but the overwhelming majority were Common Mergansers. Today, I’m featuring the adult males; I have some of the females that I will feature […]

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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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Sunrise Over the Mississippi




During my “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop, we captured this awesome sunrise one morning as we stood along the Mississippi River, waiting for the Bald Eagles to fly in for fishing. Unfortunately, only one bald eagle flew across the brilliant sky, but we did have a few Canada Geese make the flyby: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Catch and Release




I’m back home now and have my external hard drives unpacked and back in place on my desktop, so I’m now able to get to and edit more images from the just-concluded “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop. Today’s post features the single American White Pelican (that I featured in yesterday’s post) that we photographed on […]

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Wintering Bald Eagles – First Eagles




Just a few minutes after photographing the feeding American White Pelican, I photographed my first Bald Eagles of the workshop. We had just arrived at the location and decided to check it out before checking into our motel and grabbing some dinner. These images were made within the first 30 minutes of being on-site. In […]

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A Strange Kind of Eagle




Upon arriving at the Mississippi River for my “Wintering Bald Eagle” photo workshop, we immediately drove down to the site to see what was going on. We were pleasantly surprised to find not only a couple of dozen bald eagles busy fishing right in front of us, but also a lone American White Pelican. I […]

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Bald Eagle Interactions (Re-post)




(This post was originally published in January, 2010) The more I watch/photograph bald eagles, the more I’m amazed at their skills. A little over a week ago, I drove to Clarksville, MO for a few days of photographing wintering bald eagles on the Mississippi River. With our recent frigid temperatures, there were quite a few […]

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