Impromptu Meeting

During one of my kayak outings last week, I was able to photograph some Yellow-shafted Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus) as they began congregating, shortly after sunrise, in overhead branches of a dead tree. First, one flicker flew in:   … and then there were two:   … which quickly grew to four:   And, although […]

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High Activity

If you read yesterday’s post “Simple Beauty”, I mentioned kayaking to check out a local population of American Beavers (Castor canadensis). With this year’s drought conditions, the water level is really low. In fact, most of the beaver lodge is now above water! Well, after photographing the great foggy landscapes for a while, I paddled […]

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Simple Beauty

A few mornings ago, I took an early morning kayak trip at a nearby waterway, to check on a beaver population. I arrived ~45 minutes before sunrise and launched “Rubber Ducky” and headed toward the beaver lodge. This morning was a great morning to be on the water. A bit on the “chilly” side (air […]

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Thief!

Watch your heart, these guys are professional thieves … they steal hearts all the time! I think anyone who has been around the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) will attest to that. They are so comical to watch as they groom themselves while floating in the wavey waters, on their backs. Or when they are busy […]

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Fun Friday: Two Peas in a Pod!

This Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) mom and her cute little pup were photographed while kayaking just outside Little Tutka Bay, Alaska, during my photo trip there in September. I have more sea otter images to share, but I just wanted to share this cute pair for today’s “Fun Friday” post … hope you enjoy it! […]

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Otterly Fabulous Outing!!! (Re-post)

(This post originally published in July 2010) Yesterday’s kayak adventure will be hard to beat … may never beat it! I was really hoping to get some more images of Momma Raccoon with her 5 little kits, but didn’t see them. The area where I am now working is owned by the Missouri Department of […]

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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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Can You Spell B-a-l-a-n-c-e? (Re-post)

(This post originally posted in June 2010) With fish fry now in the local Conservation area, there will soon be Belted Kingfishers and Green Herons fishing the area I kayak. So far, I have seen both species, but they are not actively fishing. I believe that when the fish are a bit bigger, the birds […]

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