Hunting With My Bro




While kayaking a few years ago, I captured this pair of juvenile Raccoons foraging along the water’s edge: Raccoons are always fun to watch, especially the younger ones!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 450mm Handheld from a kayak, with […]

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Taking a Break




Here’s a 2011 post I made after a kayak trip at a nearby conservation area. Last week while I was kayaking and watching for warblers, I happened to look up a nearby dead tree and saw this furry little ball, with only 2 little ears showing, soundly sleeping in the fork of the tree: I […]

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Sleeping Beauty Awakes




Yesterday I had a wonderful kayaking experience. Among my “friends” were a couple of active beavers, a single river otter, a bald eagle, and many species of migrating ducks and geese. In this post, I will share a couple of images of one of the colorful ducks that are often seen in Missouri, the Northern […]

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A New Way to Deer Hunt




(This post originally published in October 2010) Late last week, I was photographing Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) as they flew about … one of my favorite local subjects is to photograph these beautiful ducks as they fly about the kayak. It was a bit slow where I had Rubber Ducky parked, but I heard a […]

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WooHoo, the Ducks are Here!




(This post originally published in October 2010) D-Day (“Duck Day”) is finally here … the annual fall migration has begun and the first of the ducks have arrived in west-central Missouri. Located along the Mississippi flyway, we see many different species of ducks/geese during the spring and fall migrations. Over the past 2 days, I […]

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Breakfast Time (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) Last Friday I had a wonderful kayak outing. One of the best “finds” was a Green Heron (Butorides virescens). These birds are usually very skittish in my area, often leaving upon observing a human. But this one, although cautious, was not overly concerned with my presence, and the […]

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Sibling Rivalry (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) The other day, as I was kayaking around one of my favorite areas, I saw 2 juvenile raccoons at the water’s edge. With no observed provocation, one of the raccoons started biting at the other’s neck. After only a very short time, the other raccoon reciprocated, initiating a […]

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Brown Thrasher (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) While kayaking yesterday, I had an adult Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) fly into a tree above the kayak. Before he left me, I managed to grab a few images:     This bird did not sing for me today, but their song is very similar to the Northern […]

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What Time Is It? (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) Let’s ask the Cuckoo bird! During one of my last kayak outings, I had another Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) fly in and land in an overhead branch. These birds, although not often seen due to their shyness, are really an interesting bird to be able to watch. In […]

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Dragonfly Calisthenics (Re-post)




(This post originally posted in August 2010) A while back, while sitting in the kayak on one of my local kayak outings and waiting for some wildlife to appear, I looked to my side and saw this pair of of Eastern Pondhawk Dragonflies (Erythemis simplicicollis) in the act of mating on a nearby American Lotus […]

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