Adult Bald Eagles




The number of adult Bald Eagles were dwindling at the Squaw Creek NWR when I was there last week. But I managed to capture a few decent images: Next month, I’m planning on a bald eagle shoot along the Mississippi River, so I’m hoping that cold weather will continue to bring eagles southward! Photographic Equipment […]

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Morning Chow Line




While touring the refuge auto route early in the morning, it is very common to see groups of Bald Eagles just waiting for a meal to come close! This group of 5 eagles were pretty evenly distributed … 2 adults, 2 juveniles and one “tweener” that was starting to get his white head, but not […]

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Surprising Sandhills




I was surprised to find 3 Sandhill Cranes on the refuge at Squaw Creek NWR, this past week. Over the past few years, a handfull of cranes have been spotted on the refuge, but they usually are in the deep South by now! The pair of adults and one juvenile were seen a couple of […]

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Fun Friday: Crowded High-Rise




While photographing bald eagles and trumpeter swans at the Squaw Creek NWR, I ran upon this interesting and comical scene … four Canada geese occupying a muskrat hut in one of the pools: Starting to get a bit crowded! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon […]

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Juvenile Bald Eagles




Over the past couple of days, I’ve been photographing Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans at the Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. As the temperatures quickly dropped, the number of bald eagles have steadily declined, particularly the adult bald eagles. Today’s post includes a few of my favorite juvenile bald eagle images I captured: At […]

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White-on-White




After keeping an eye on the bird counts at Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri), and seeing another strong cold front about to move through the area, I decided I needed to get up to the refuge ASAP … bald eagle counts of over 225 and trumpeter swan counts of over 250 were incentives enough for […]

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All Worked Up!




(Note:  I will be displaying work at the upcoming “Fall Harvest Arts & Craft Show”, this Friday and Saturday at the John Knox Pavilion in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. If you live, or will be in the area, stop by and say “Hi”. I will be featuring some new prints on a metal surface. I’m excited […]

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Northern Shovelers




From a few years ago at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri, these Northern Shoveler ducks (Anas clypeata) were photographed as they were resting/feeding during the spring migration. In this first image, you can see a couple of the colorful drakes (males): And nearby, were a couple of hens (females): Always fun to watch them […]

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Here a Blur, There a Blur




While looking through some older images, I found this interesting one of an extremely large and active mob of blackbirds. While photographing at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri, I came upon the active birds at around sunset. I especially love the crispness of the tree and perched birds, while the slow shutter speed rendered […]

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Mega Goose, an Encore




(This post originally published in December 2010). During one of my winter trips to Squaw Creek NWR in NW Missouri, I spent quite a bit of time photographing the Snow Geese, especially when they were landing. To get the best possible images, I tried to get the sun to my backside (as much as possible) […]

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