“Who Cooks For You?”

Back to more wildflowers soon. But today’s post greeted me as I awoke yesterday morning. Walking outside to put up the bird feeders (we have to keep them down at night or the raccoons hang from them, grabbing seed and demolishing them), when I looked up and saw a Barred Owl (Strix varia) fly by, […]

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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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