Not an Empty Nest!




While staying in St. Petersburg (Florida) for a few days with our wonderful friends Tom and Lindsay, they drove us to a wonderful nest site of a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), that was located in one of the nation’s top birding locations … Fort DeSoto park. This owl has only one eye and nests […]

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Barney & Friends – An Update




A couple of years ago, I was alerted to a nesting pair of Barn Owls, not far from where I live. Being a rarity, I set up a time where I could visit the farm and photograph these endangered birds. Since this post originally published, I have fabricated a nesting box for the owls and […]

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Fuzzball




A couple of years ago, a newly-fledged Barred Owl was seen in the rural neighborhood where I live. Here is the post I published with the fuzzy little guy. Sunday afternoon as I was returning home from a photo shoot of some woodland wildflowers, one of my neighbors stopped me on the road, just before […]

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Fun Friday: Am I That Boring?!




There are signs all around me that winter is quickly approaching. Several recent mornings have had heavy frost on the plants and the car when I got up. And the weatherman has even forecast the possibility of snow, early next week. Now this could be depressing to some people, but I look at the potential […]

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Already Thinkin’ About Winter!




With Missouri temperatures well into the 90’s, with equally oppressive humidity levels, I’ve been thinking a lot about our upcoming winter. And one of the things I’m really excited about is the opportunity to see/photograph the Short-eared Owls again … assuming we get some migrating into our area. I had some wonderful times photographing them […]

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Barred Owl at the Lake




Oops! As I’ve been on the road for 4 weeks, the last few posts were prepared when I had internet availability. In doing so, I forgot to add the answer to Friday’s post’s (“Fun Friday: A Pop Quiz”) quiz (I wasn’t available, at time of posting, to post it to Twitter, so if you aren’t […]

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A Water-Loving Owl




As I conclude my recent 4-week photo trip of Montana and Colorado, I’m re-posting a fun post from last summer. Hope you enjoy it, and I will be issuing some new posts about my recent trip, very soon! The other day I was kayaking a lake at a local Missouri Conservation Area. My objective was […]

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Another Lake-Loving Owl




As I mentioned in yesterday’s post of the Great-Horned Owl that I found while kayaking (If you missed that post, click here to see it), I saw a young Barred Owl (Strix varia) sitting in a tree, beyond the Great Horned Owl as I photographed. So, after the horned owl left, I paddled the kayak […]

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Kayaking for Owls




Not really, but the other day I was kayaking a lake at a local Missouri Conservation Area. My objective was to check on some beavers that had been displaced from their long-standing lodge, due to our area’s extreme drought conditions that have dried up the waters where the beavers had lived for many years. This […]

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A Call to Photographers




This post is going to be a bit different than my regular post … no frills, no natural outdoor experience, no photos … wait, I do have a relevant photo that I will share later in the post. I’m directing this post to all photographers. Notice, I didn’t say “professional” photographers … anyone with a […]

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