Full Nest

Last week, I was able to photograph some Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) at the home of some birder friends of mine, Pete and Ginny. They have a small barn with a couple of horses, and tons of Barn Swallows! There were several active nests, with several nests already fledging little ones and started on a […]

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Barney and Friends

Today, I’m going to share some recent images of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba)  family that resides nearby. On my first visit to the farm, I climbed the ladder to one of the grain bins and was able to see two young owls, along with one of the adults, inside the grain bin. Upon descending […]

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The Blues

After the recent adventures with the wild horses of South Dakota, we decided to drive to Custer State Park before driving home. This was a new shooting location for me, so I wasn’t sure what we would find. One of the many photo opps we encountered was a pair of nesting Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides). […]

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Long-Time Dream Comes True

I’ll get back to some more wild horse posts soon; today I have an exciting adventure to share! Last night,a long-time dream came true for me! For the past 5-6 years, I have been inquiring around the rural community I live in, in hopes of finding a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) to photograph. The Barn […]

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Red-Tailed Hawk Nestlings

The other day I received an e-mail from a birding friend, telling me that she has a pair of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) nesting on her land (with nestlings in the nest) and asking me if I wanted to drive over and photograph them. Well, that was a no-brainer for me! The next day, I grabbed […]

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Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

As I was finishing one of my last kayak outings and heading back to the parking lot, I noticed this little bird above me. After watching it’s flurry of activity for a moment, I discovered it was working on building a nest in the fork of a small tree. I sat still and watched a couple […]

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Fun Friday “Well Cook My Goose!”

Last week I was kayaking at one of my favorite places, just after sunrise. The environment was very nice … cool, few clouds, and lots of beautiful fog! I’ll show some of the fog images soon, but today’s Fun Friday post deals with another subject that morning … a pair of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). After […]

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Why Do I Like Photographing from a Kayak?

Today’s post is another post with the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonaria citrea). I was planning on posting a different species of warbler images today, but I had such a good day in the kayak yesterday with a Prothonotary Warbler, that I wanted to share this wonderful experience with you. Yesterday’s kayak trip was exceptional:  bunches of Prothonotary and Yellow-rumped Warblers, several Yellow […]

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Maternity Ward

Yesterday’s post of the Osprey at the Great Blue Heron rookery was the same rookery I posted on last year. After the osprey caught a fish and flew off to eat it in private, I walked around the pond dam and checked out the nesting status of the rookery. I saw 6-8 Great Blue Herons […]

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How to Build an Otter Nursery

A while back, I posted on a Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis) that I saw while kayaking “My Kayaking Friends“. What I didn’t tell you was “the rest of the story”. I needed some more time to do some research before laying out the complete scenario, as well as being tight-lipped until trapping season was concluding. Now that the research is […]

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