Fun Friday: A Little Camera Shy!




If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you are probably aware that I have been monitoring a pair of Barn Owls that have taken up residence in a Cass County barn, and possibly beginning to nest in a nest box I built and installed for the landowners. I have a trail cam […]

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Fun Friday: The Dance of Joy!




On my last full day along the Platte River, I continued my quest to capture some decent video of the Sandhill Cranes as they danced and jumped about in the cornfields. For the past few mornings, they would be dancing/jumping when I stopped the car on the roadway. But after pulling my camera up, they […]

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Sandhill Crane Foraging Videos




In yesterday’s post, I featured a few images of Sandhill Cranes arriving in the cornfields to forage. Today’s post includes a few videos I captured of this activity. Sorry for the somewhat jerky movements … I was shooting handheld, while resting my camera/lens on the car window ledge (staying inside the vehicle to prevent spooking […]

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Trumpeter Swan Videos




Back in December (2014), I posted several times on Trumpeter Swans that were at the Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. At that time, I captured a few videos of the swans. However, due to having extremely slow internet at home, I could not upload them for sharing. On my current “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo […]

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Get the Popcorn Out … A Sneak Preview!




As you may know, I love to head north to Alaska. And my usual subject is the big, coastal brown bears of Hallo Bay. Late last summer, I was able to spend 6 days at the Hallo Bay camp, photographing the wonderful brown bears here. But what I hadn’t mentioned, was the fact that I […]

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Platte River Cranes




Yesterday’s post featured our encounter with a lone Whooping Crane (Grus americanus). I also took a short video of the whooper, as it rested on the Platte River with thousands of Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). The video was taken pre-dawn, so the electronic noise is evident in the quality. But that’s fine with me … […]

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Black Bear Tug-O-War




I’m taking a step backward today … just realized I didn’t post a short video from Anan Creek, so I’m going to post it today. When we were at Anan Creek, my daughter, Jami, shot this short (~1 minute) video of two adult black bears playing “Tug-O-War” with a salmon. As you can see from […]

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