Here Fishy, Fishy

While kayaking, I sometimes run across Green Herons (Butorides virescens), which are always fun and interesting to watch. And they are excellent fishers. In today’s photos, I’m sharing a couple of a Green Heron stalking fish at the edge of the water: In another post, I’ll share some images captured of a Green Heron fishing. […]

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Hunting With My Bro

While kayaking a few years ago, I captured this pair of juvenile Raccoons foraging along the water’s edge: Raccoons are always fun to watch, especially the younger ones!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 450mm Handheld from a kayak, with […]

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Green With Envy

Yesterday I hiked around a couple of nearby Missouri Conservation Department Conservation Areas. Not much was going on at either location, although I did manage to grab a few interesting photos. Today’s post features a Mallard duck drake that I photographed as I was leaving: I always enjoy photographing the Mallard drakes, especially in good […]

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Reflected Beauty

From a kayak outing in 2009, American Lotus plants in bloom, with reflections: American Lotus are great plants to find when I’m kayaking. Bees and other insects are attracted to the large while flowers, allowing for some macro photography (although a bit difficult from a kayak). These plants also attract beavers and muskrats, who love […]

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Forgot How Nice It Is!

To kayak and photograph wildlife, that is. I was unable to kayak for the past few months as our area continued to be in drought conditions. But recent rains has once again allowed me to hop back in the kayak and maneuver it through the Conservation Areas, looking for wildlife to photograph. Yesterday morning I […]

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Rose Mallow

Yesterday morning, I took a little break and took the kayak out to a local state conservation area. It had been several weeks since my last kayak outing at this area and I was anxious to see what was going on. With water levels going down, I was not sure how easy kayaking would be. […]

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Colorful Resident

During my recent kayak outings, I have had several male Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula), along with a couple of females, fly into the trees around me while I sat in a cove waiting for wildlife. Such a wonderful experience to not only see these beautifully bright-colored birds, but to also listen to their cheerful songs! […]

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A Break From Fishing

After posting yesterday’s post, I made another kayak outing to a nearby, Missouri Conservation Area. While sitting still in a cove, waiting for beavers to return to their lodge, I saw the tall grass growing at the water’s edge moving a lot. As suspected, this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) soon emerged, saw me and […]

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Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) are seemingly huge woodpeckers that I run across quite frequently when I kayak. Everything about them seems large … their long necks, their long tails, their large crests, their thick beaks, and their call. While drifting in the kayak, I often hear them before I see them. Quite colorful, too! Photography […]

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Fun Friday: Master Landscaper

During a kayak trip a few years ago, I was able to watch this busy little Muskrat as he swam by me several times, carrying some green plants he had just pulled up. You would have thought he was doing some major landscaping back at his hut: Actually, he was either bringing back materials for […]

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