Magee’s “Big Birds”

Today’s post comes from my recent photo trip to Magee Marsh, in northern Ohio, along Lake Erie. Magee Marsh is noted as a stopover for migrating warblers heading north, into Canada. But more than warblers visit this fabulous location! The second bird I saw at the Marsh, even before entering the boardwalk, was a pair […]

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Sunrise Swans

I hope everyone has had a great holiday season! I backed away from the blog for a short while, to visit friends and family over the Christmas break. I had a wonderful time and am really looking forward to the New Year! In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of sunrise images I captured of […]

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Prepare for Liftoff

Today’s post features a group of Trumpeter Swans as they begin their liftoff into flight. These beautiful birds are so much fun to watch as they prepare to lift off.  They will do a number of “head bows”, while honking in their trumpet-like call. When ready to go, most (if not all) of the group […]

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Poetry in Motion

Today’s post features one of the magical moments of being in the field, photographing the Trumpeter Swans. During last week’s 2-day trip to Loess Bluffs NWR, I had the fortune of having several groups of Trumpeter Swans flying very close by as I photographed from the tour route road. Here are some of my favorite […]

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A Wonderful, Musical Bird

Today’s post features some of the graceful, Trumpeter Swans that have started to fly into the Loess Bluffs NWR (formerly called Squaw Creek NWR). As their name implies, when they communicate, it sounds like a chorus of trumpets being sounded! I particularly love watching these large birds as they take off from the water, and […]

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White-on-White

After keeping an eye on the bird counts at Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri), and seeing another strong cold front about to move through the area, I decided I needed to get up to the refuge ASAP … bald eagle counts of over 225 and trumpeter swan counts of over 250 were incentives enough for […]

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