Nesting Owls




Last Friday, I spent the morning photographing an active Great Horned Owl nest. If you caught my images last year, this is the same nest as I photographed last spring. The only exception is that this year, there are two owlets instead of one! Twice as much fun for me! Here are a few of […]

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Fun Friday: When is a Flower Pot Not a Flower Pot?




Answer: When it is a home. A few days ago, I walked out my basement in my rural Missouri home. As I walked out the door, a Carolina Wren flew from a shelving unit that I have located just outside the door. After this happened a couple of times, I decided to check out the […]

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GH Owl Chick Update




After my wildflower workshop this past Saturday morning, I ran over and checked on the little Great Horned Owl chick that I featured a short while back. I’m trying to get over to the nest about every 7-10 days so that I can capture a photo history of the single chick in the nest. When […]

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Fun Friday: Furball




Two days ago, I was able to get over to my friends Pete and Ginny’s house for some “fun fotography”. The day before, Ginny had contacted me about a new addition in their rural acreage … an active Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) with a just-hatched chick. So, the next day I headed over with […]

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The Venice Rookery




The next photo stop on my recent Florida tour, was the famous Venice Rookery, which is located in Venice, Florida. Oddly, this wonderful rookery is right in the middle of town, surrounded by housing areas, a couple of major roadways, and sitting just behind the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters! The Venice Rookery is a rather […]

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Fun Friday: Bad Hair Day, Revisited




(This post originally published in October 2010) While going through some old slides the other day, I ran across this image of a baby Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) that was taken in my front yard a few years ago. Not sure exactly when it was taken, but I’ve been shooting digitally since 2004, so it […]

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Minnesota’s Trumpeter Swans (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) My last day shooting on my recent Minnesota trip turned out to be one of my best. I had been hoping for some Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), but up until now had not seen any. I decided to try a local wildlife conservation area, the Carlos Avery Wildlife […]

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Carry Out, Please (Re-post from 2010)




(This post originally published in June, 2010) I had an interesting encounter the other day while kayaking. I was floating among the American Lotus, when a Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) swam out of a dense growth of Lotus and headed straight towards the kayak:   As he got closer to the kayak, I could see he […]

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Mother’s Little Helper (baby photos) – Repost from 2010




(This post originally published in June, 2010) A few evenings ago, while strolling around our acreage, I checked our Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) trail nestboxes and found that the bluebird pair that had fledged 4-5 bluebirds just a few short weeks earlier, had started their second brood with 4 beautiful, blue eggs! Thursday evening, my […]

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Fun Friday: “Follow My Lead …




  “… and raise your beak high in the air, and look downward while keeping your beak high. Then that person with the silly box in his hand won’t know we’re watching him!”       This image was made a year ago at the local Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) rookery. Wishing everyone a […]

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