Indigo Bunting — Feathered Focus

Hey guys, welcome back! The color blue. It has a very interesting history. Pretty sure I mentioned it before, way back when we did blue jay. But the color blue is actually quite rare in nature. This is a pretty good video that briefly summarizes it. Blue is the first thing you see when you […]

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Wild Moments with Winter Trumpeters — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Seeing a Trumpeter Swan for the very first time can be an unforgettable and beautiful experience. They are truly majestic birds with snowy white feathers; jet-black bills, feet, and legs; and a wingspan of almost eight feet. They are stunning, even when at rest on an icy creek or at […]

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Blowing a Hoolie – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Well, the title says it all. It’s been a windy week and right now, I’m almost wondering what the silence is. Ah, yes, that’ll be the lack of howling gale roaring round your ears, for a change. Almost inevitably, we had a few trees down in the wind but most had the courtesy to fall […]

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Bald Eagle Liftoff Sequence — Mike Powell

A number of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were active yesterday morning at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and I managed to capture this sequence of images as one of them was in the process of taking off from its perch. I had accidentally spooked this eagle from its previous perch a bit earlier and was […]

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Spectacled Owls at Cope’s Place — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Our Costa Rica adventure included a hike one morning in search of Spectacled Owls. We were led down a narrow jungle trail by a man named Cope (pronounced “Co-pay”). Cope is a naturalist and an illustrator of […]

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Kinda Classy Kinda Hood — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 220. Hooded Merganser ( Female ) When is a door sweet and tasty? When it’s jammed! Interesting Fact: Unlike dabbling ducks, Hooded Mergansers swim low in the water. Their legs are far back on their bodies, which helps in diving but makes them awkward on land. They take flight by running across […]

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— Birds of New

Here’s another 2019 highlight that could have easily made my Top 10 list, which I posted a few days ago. During an early September camping trip with three college friends in the Finger Lakes region of N.Y., we were treated to a sighting of an osprey eating a catfish. Wayne noticed the spectacle first and […]

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