Yearly Archives: 2011


Fun Friday: Where’s the Pie?

Don’t know … but I found the Four and Twenty Blackbirds!!!         Every evening of my 3-day photo trip to Squaw Creek ended with swarming blackbirds! As sunset got close, we would see multiple groups of blackbirds (and it looked like some cowbirds mixed in, as well) starting to swarm. After making […]

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Northern Pintails

  While at Squaw Creek NWR, one of the many ducks seen was the Northern Pintail (Anas acuta):         The Northern Pintail is one of my favorite ducks that migrate through our area. Although usually wary and difficult to approach, they are very lean and elegant, and certainly worth the effort!   […]

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Breakfast at Sunrise

  On my first morning of my recent photo trip to Squaw Creek NWR, one of the first interesting things I saw was this little guy, about to have breakfast at sunrise:         Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make a confirmed ID on him, but I believe it to be a Red-breasted […]

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Surreal Sunset #1

Today’s post contains images made during my recent  Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri) trip to photograph bald eagles and trumpeter swans. At the end of my second day at the refuge, we saw/photographed this sunset (note: you may be able to see some snow geese flying about in some of the images):       […]

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In Search of a Lunker

Last week, I posted some images of a rare visitor to Squaw Creek NWR, a juvenile White-Faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). Today, I’m sharing some images of this little guy fishing the refuge waters … and quite successfully!               Online-Photography-Classes.com    

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Fun Friday: “It’s Not the Humidity …”

… It’s the Wind!       This Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) was foraging for insects in the refuge grass. Meanwhile, the brisk north wind made him appear like a new species … aka, the “Crested Cattle Egret” :o)         Online-Photography-Classes.com    

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