Tufted Titmouse

Taking advantage of the few days where we have warm weather here in South East Michigan.  Backyard birding during this time of the year can be extremely rewarding.  You can put out a few feeders and wait until the migration towards Canada begins.  Once again, the Biggest Week In Birding has been effected by the […]

White Breasted Nut Hatch

White Breasted Nut Hatch.  The birding season has begun here in Northwest Ohio and South East Michigan.  As the bird migration continues we look forward to capturing many images near our parks, refuges, and even our back yards.  The above image was captured here in Michigan in a setup that my wife and I arranged […]

On the Way Home.

As we left South Florida for the drive north, I squeezed in a stop back at Ding Darling for a morning shoot.  I found many Pelicans, White Ibis, and Cormorants.  I grabbed some shots as the sun was rising and will post a few in the coming days.  I packed away all my gear and […]

It has been a while since my last post.  The pandemic has had an impact on our lives that we did not anticipate.  My photo opportunities have certainly been curtailed and when I tested positive for the Virus in early November, we were quarantined until early December where we traveled to South Florida to try […]

Shore Birds Galore

Spending time at the lake takes a little pressure off the confines of quarantine from CoVid-19.  In addition to all of the deer, muskrats, and ground hogs walking through our property, there are many shore birds calling the area around the lake their home.  The Sand hill Cranes seem to arrive on the lake about […]

Parent and Child

I seem to be captivated by Sand Hill Cranes recently. We have several pairs near our home in Michigan.  Usually early morning and late afternoon to the evening is when they return to the lake for respite.  Previously I posted some images of the cranes as they nested near the shore.  We did not see […]

Early Morning Visit

I woke up early yesterday morning and noticed a visitor outside the house feeding on the vegetation along the side of our property.  I grabbed my camera and went out the opposite side of the house.  I moved slowly along the front approaching the corner thinking I was in stealth mode.  I raised my camera […]

Swan Lake

Spending time at the lake this week and were surprised with the arrival of two swans.  It was late yesterday morning and the sun was high in the sky.  Photographing these beauties would definitely be a challenge.  But patience ruled the day.  A late afternoon pontoon ride located the swans on the western side of […]

Lake Life

Although its been a while since my last post, getting out and photographing during a pandemic can be quite a challenge.  I really enjoy photographing Sand Hill Cranes.  I have been to New Mexico several times working in and around Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge where the Cranes migrate during the colder months.  Recently, most […]

Early Morning

Typically, we would be in the middle of the “Biggest Week.”  I am talking about the International Migratory Bird festival held each year in Ottawa County here in Northwest Ohio.  Since these are not typical times, the festival has been cancelled and the Magee Marsh boardwalk and surrounding areas are closed due to COVID-19.  Fortunately, […]

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