Fun Friday: Looking for a Snack




Today’s “Fun Friday” post was captured earlier this week, while kayaking a local Missouri Conservation Area. With several species of warblers now in the area, I was photographing Yellow Warblers and Prothonotary Warblers from the kayak. One Prothonotary Warbler was very active, hunting insects/spiders around the trees that are standing in the creek. It was […]

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Yellow Warblers




During another kayak outing the other day, I was fortunate to have lots of warblers flitting about the trees, foraging for insects. Today’s post features some of the many Yellow Warblers (Setophaga petechia) that were busy searching for small insects. Here are a few of my favorite Yellow Warbler images that I captured from the […]

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Nesting Along the Water’s Edge




On Saturday morning, I went to one of my favorite places for kayaking. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to kayak, since it has been over a year when water levels were sufficient to kayak this area. Fortunately, all the recent rains made it quite kayakable! The main issues at this location are fallen […]

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Nesting Prothonotary Warbler




Today’s post is a sequence of photos shot while kayaking at nearby Amarugia CA, near my rural Missouri home. In spring, I always look forward to seeing my warbler friends return to the area. This Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), as I soon found out, was busy collecting nesting material, then returning to his summer home […]

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Feed Me … Now!




While camping in one of the Maroon Bells (Colorado) campgrounds this summer, I was pleased to frequently see an adult Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) with a fledgling always nearby. Several times, I was able to catch the adult feeding the young warbler with insects and wildflower/grass seeds. Here are a few of my favorite images. […]

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Golden Beauty




After Glacier NP, my next stop was a place I really love … I’ve been there several times and I’m never disappointed. The place … Lee Metcalf NWR, in southwest Montana. One of the subjects I was after there was the nesting Osprey, but I’ll save those images for another, upcoming post. Today, I’m featuring […]

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Ahh, Lunch!




During a recent kayak outing, I ran upon this male Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea). As he danced around a dead tree trunk at water’s edge, I soon saw why he was so active … lunch was being served!   These little guys are little bundles of energy, always flitting around and never staying still! But […]

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Potpourri




Today’s post features a couple more finds during my last kayak outing. A squirrel that crouched low and “hid” from me while I kayaked under a large limb of a dead tree in the water:   And a Common Yellowthroat warbler (Geothlypis trichas) that was foraging among the many sticks of the beaver lodge:   […]

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Yellow Warblers




During my recent kayak outings, I have seen a few Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia), although not as many as I expected. Don’t know if their numbers are down, or if I’m just not seeing them.  After all, they are quite small and tend to stay higher in the treetops than a lot of the warblers. […]

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Wanted … Dead or Alive!




Insects, that is. Yesterday morning, I headed back out to photograph the Eastern bluebirds at the local prairie. Things there were very slow, however, so I decided to check out a nearby lake. This lake used to be one of my favorite kayak locations, but last year the Missouri Conservation Department decided to drain the […]

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