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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Landscaped Nesting

Almost missed this one while hiking around Yellowstone National Park! I was just returning to the parking lot area from a hike down a steep trail to view the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. As I approached the parking lot, I noticed something that looked unusual … couldn’t quite identify what it was, but […]

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And Now, the Rest of the Story!

While photographing at the Lee Metcalf NWR, near Missoula, Montana, I posted an image of a fledging Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). And now, the rest of the story: Immediately after arriving at the Lee Metcalf NWR, I drove to a long-time osprey nest, located next to the refuge road. When I pulled up, I noticed a […]

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Tuesday

Been busy traveling, finally reaching the destination for catching the ferry to Alaska, which happens tomorrow. On the way, however, had a wonderful day Tuesday at a favorite location I love shooting … Lee Metcalf NWR. Lee Metcalf is a wonderful wildlife refuge, located about 20 minutes south of Missoula, Montana. One of the subjects […]

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Feed Me! (Part 2)

Following up on yesterday’s post of the Barn Swallows, here are a few more images from that shoot. An adult Barn Swallow with a grasshopper:       And another adult moves in to feed “the squeaky wheel”:       Is this really feeding … or a dental exam! Guess there’s no way that […]

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Feed Me!

Yesterday morning, I went over to my friends Pete & Ginny’s house, to photograph some recently hatched Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica). This is a very enjoyable event, watching the parents swooping into the barn every few minutes to feed the hungry nestlings! You might recall some photos I published earlier in the summer of the […]

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Barn Owl Update

A few nights ago, I drove to the barn where the barn owl family is residing. But when I entered the barn, only two owls were found … one of the adults with one baby:       But where are the other owls? There should be another adult and two more young owls. A […]

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Full Nest

Last week, I was able to photograph some Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) at the home of some birder friends of mine, Pete and Ginny. They have a small barn with a couple of horses, and tons of Barn Swallows! There were several active nests, with several nests already fledging little ones and started on a […]

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