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My Turf

November 13, 2017 - Apparently, thee is something on our property that is a big attraction for bucks this year. This guy is here multiple ti...
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Slow Approach

November 08, 2017 - This fairly good size buck is one of four that now is frequenting our site. In terms of the pecking order, I'd say this...
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Staking a Claim

November 01, 2017 - Our number 3 buck is back and is spending more time marking the area.
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Pop Up

October 26, 2017 - Just before the wetland was trimmed (legally) the wildlife almost was totally hidden. This buck seemed to pop up from no...
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Soak Time

October 18, 2017 - Nothing like a quick break and a cool down on a warm day in June.
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Cautious

October 11, 2017 - You know it's time to trim the wetland, when you walk out and almost miss this big buck, actually a stag, until Mannie p...
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Out in the Open

October 09, 2017 - This little guy is fast and multidirectional. Lucky capture coming out of the log.
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Staking a Claim

October 06, 2017 - My read through the eye of the tiger was, "This is my turf and do not come any closer unless you really enjoy pain!" Tha...
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That Look

October 04, 2017 - There it is again. That look you get when you just might be the target in this cat's mind.
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You Got Me

October 03, 2017 - Captured this moment while the baby raccoon was midway down the log. My best guess is it was thinking about which way to...
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Bonding

October 02, 2017 - You can see it in Mom's eyes. This pup is mine, and I will protect it no matte what it takes, so you may want to conside...
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A Walk in the Grass

October 01, 2017 - Springtime in Michigan brings on more than an early bloom of flowers. Seems like all the waterfowl babies are on the pro...
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Hiding Out

September 29, 2017 - Couldn't tell if the bear was playing "hide and seek" or trying to push over the tree, but it didn't matter. I was happy...
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Where's Mom?

September 27, 2017 - Looking into this pup's eyes, I read a little separation anxiety. Perhaps it was more curiosity about the camera or me....
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Chewy Toy

September 26, 2017 - You can se by the marks in the tree this grizzly loves a good chew.
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Coming Down

September 21, 2017 - This mountain lion decided to come down the hill fully stretched out. Couldn't tell if this was a show of size or the no...
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The Leap

September 20, 2017 - This is one dynamic ball of energy leaping, jumping, climbing and whatever else it decided to do at the moment.
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Bite Me

September 19, 2017 - Looks like a new way to sharpen your teeth.
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Closer and Closer

September 17, 2017 - As the mountain lion gracefully and slowly comes down the hill, you need to remember that it is far more agile and one h...
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You Need Something?

September 15, 2017 - From the look in its eyes, I don't think this grizzly appreciated being closely watched while it was taking a drink.
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Slapshot

September 12, 2017 - Couldn't identify the object being targeted, but sure glad I wasn't in goal to try and stop whatever it was.
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I'm the Alpha

September 08, 2017 - Fun to watch these cygnets grow and transform into the white swans they hope to be.
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Soft Landing

September 06, 2017 - This bobcat almost achieved perpetual motion as it leaped from rock to rock.
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Closer & Closer

September 06, 2017 - This big doe came right down the pathway I made between the patio and the wetland. Seems like all the wildlife like to c...
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Shake It

August 29, 2017 - My dog Mannie does exactly the same thing after getting wet. The basic difference is size -- about 675 pounds of animal...
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Common Loon

August 28, 2017 - "Unlike other North American waterfowl, loons have solid bones, making them less buoyant. Because of this they are extre...
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Family Time

August 25, 2017 - Earlier this spring just after the hatch when Mom was teaching the babies where to feed. Ehe sweet spot seems to be near...
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Easy Does It

August 24, 2017 - Testing the water. It could be easy, just like falling off a log.
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How Much Wood

August 23, 2017 - Seems like our patio has become a popular spot for all the wildlife. Never know who's going to show up.
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Protecting the Young

August 18, 2017 - Mom and Dad are ever present, but there are lots of risks here for the cygnets on both land and water.
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Glacier National Park

August 17, 2017 - The landscape in Glacier National Park gets better with each turn in the road. It's something to behold and you should m...
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Still Growing

August 16, 2017 - We had a wet beginning this season and the wetland behind our home looks more like a rain forest. A lot of the growth is...
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Into the Air

August 15, 2017 - Not only can this cat run fast, it also is very agile and adept at leaping off of trees, rocks or whatever. It's kind of...
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My Good Side

August 14, 2017 - I don't think this Amur Tiger has a bad side, but I wasn't about to ask it to turn around so we could find out.
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Look Into My Eyes

August 13, 2017 - Whenever I am behind the camera, I try and make the connection with the animal spirit through it eyes. Sometimes I get l...
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New Visitors

August 12, 2017 - Not only is the deer herd growing, but they are so comfortable here, now they want to join us at home.
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Hang On

August 11, 2017 - You almost can feel the trepidation about being out on a log with no protection from Mom.
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Summertime Games

August 08, 2017 - Looks like something from a water polo game, but then again, you know it's more serious than that.
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The Eyes Have It

August 04, 2017 - Makes my day whenever I connect with wildlife through their eyes.
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The Look

August 01, 2017 - Can you only imagine how a small animal feels when the coyote locks its eyes on you.
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Cuteness

July 31, 2017 - Who ever thought a member of the weasel family could be so cute.
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Takeoff

July 19, 2017 - You're looking at raw power and beauty in motion.
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Walking Tall

July 17, 2017 - Needless to say, this was one big bear, and when he growled, you could feel it in your bones.
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Watchful

July 15, 2017 - I'm not sure whether this blue jay was looking for food or a mate, but there are a lot of active birds around these days...
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Coming At You

July 05, 2017 - When the eyes focus on you, you suddenly realize how this mountain lion's prey must feel just before the lights go out....
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I'll Show You

July 03, 2017 - These coyote brothers, like typical young brothers, were sorting out who is the alpha male. Turned out to be a standoff.
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Double Cuteness

July 01, 2017 - These raccoon kits were about as cut as they can get. You almost want to reach out and cuddle them. Fortunately, your se...
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Fly Ball

June 30, 2017 - Watching this Lynx leap, jump, stretch and run around, convinced me it would be a great add to any baseball team. Probab...
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Getting Down

June 28, 2017 - This big cat is just as fast getting up the tree as it is getting down. Think you can outrun it? I on'y think so.
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Lumbering Along

June 26, 2017 - This is one very large black bear heading for the pond to "chill out",
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Calling the Pack

June 25, 2017 - This is a very haunting sound. Definitely the call of the wild.
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Batter Up

June 23, 2017 - After playing with the log in the water, this grizzly decided it was time to toss it aside. Although I wasn't close enou...
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Eyes on You

June 22, 2017 - This is the wolf Mom looking out for the pups. How close do you want to get?
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Playtime

June 21, 2017 - Yes, even big black bears take time out to sit and play. Just a big kid at heart.
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Wolf Pack

June 20, 2017 - It was very difficult not to reach out and pick up these two young wolf pups. Judging from the size of their feet, you w...
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Reaching Out

June 19, 2017 - Don't believe I'd like to shake paws with this lynx.
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Perched

June 16, 2017 - This big cat -- mountain lion, cougar, etc. -- is not only regal, it also can be dangerous. Don't forget, it is a carniv...
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Where's My Coffee

June 16, 2017 - This is one very large grizzly bear who understands just how I feel before my first espresso of the day.
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Brothers

June 15, 2017 - These two wolf pups -- brother and sister are from the same litter even though they have different coats.
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Patiently Waiting

June 14, 2017 - After a quick stop at the feeder, this male cardinal appeared to be waiting for the crowd to clear before going back for...
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Quick Takeoff

June 10, 2017 - I don't know who was more startled, the finch or the doe, but I tried to capture them both.
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Camouflaged

June 08, 2017 - We've had so much rain this year that our wetland is beginning to approach the likes of a rainforest.
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All By Myself

June 07, 2017 - This starling appears daily now and normally feeds with the finches. Today, it chased the finches off. Maybe it needs an...
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Togetherness

June 04, 2017 - This mallard couple does just about everything together. They seem to be a perfect match.
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Fishing the Shoreline

June 01, 2017 - This blue heron seems to have found its sweet spot for fishing our lake. He shows up most days now and patiently awaits...
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Awaiting Its Mate

May 31, 2017 - The male perched and carefully watched over its mate while she was feeding on the ground under the feeders. The loyalty...
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Splish Splash

May 28, 2017 - Seems like morning is bath time for everyone around here.
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The High Ground

May 27, 2017 - Makes you wonder if this goose knows something we don't -- like it's going to rain so hard we should start building an a...
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Love Is in the Air

May 24, 2017 - Spring has arrived and the mating season has begun.
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Doe's Whiskers

May 23, 2017 - It was a staredown-standoff. I kept the camera focused on the doe and she never wavered -- from less than 25 feet.
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Making Waves

May 22, 2017 - Just before this scenario, this mallard couple was enjoying some quiet time together cleaning up the fallen seed under t...
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Air Drying

May 21, 2017 - After a thorough bath air drying is good before an attempted takeoff.
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Bath Time

May 20, 2017 - The geese follow the swan's example of a morning bath.
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Backward Glance

May 18, 2017 - Waiting for the opportune moment to dive at the bird feeders while screeching and chasing all the other birds away. That...
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Breakfast Time

May 17, 2017 - They're baaaaaack!!!!! I just commented the other day that we haven't seen the deer in over a week.
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The Drifter

May 13, 2017 - Right after the last skim ice melted the ducks started showing up and spending the day.
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Welcome to Morris Lake

May 12, 2017 - The family's first outing on our lake. Like last year, there are five cygnets and we got to watch two of them grow into...
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Sharing A Meal

May 11, 2017 - And you thought blue jays were just loud and mean.
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Hanging Tough

May 10, 2017 - This blue jay was having a feeding frenzy of his own while keeping all the other birds away with its screeching every ti...
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Reappearance

May 09, 2017 - The rain stopped, the sun came out and so did the wildlife.
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American Goldfinches

May 09, 2017 - Now they are coming in pairs. That's a male -- bright yellow -- and a female -- olive yellow. They often are referred to...
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Spring Arrival

May 08, 2017 - The spring feeders are up, one of which had food specifically for the finches. Guess it works as this American Goldfinch...
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Eat and Run or Fly

May 07, 2017 - After a long meal, having had the feeder all to itself, this Blue Jay is prepared to take off and harass some other bird...
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Can I Come In?

May 05, 2017 - "Woody" doesn't know it, but he's knocking in the wrong place. Hopefully, he won't drill a hole through the roof.
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New Setup

May 04, 2017 - This is the new feeder array for spring. The wren house is covered in peanut butter and bird seed. Let's see who takes o...
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Another new Arrival

May 03, 2017 - Looks like this muskrat has taken up residence right in front of our condo. Could make for some interesting reaction fro...
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New Arrival

May 02, 2017 - This season, the variety of small birds and waterfowl has increased significantly much to my surprise and pleasure. This...
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Cocky

May 01, 2017 - As they say, "There's always one in the crowd". Now the challenge is on. This is the only squirrel that has managed to c...
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Common Loon

April 30, 2017 - This year, we have been graced by a pair of loons, This looks like a breeding male.
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Happy Couple

April 29, 2017 - Looks like the pairings have begun just in time for spring.
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Kickin' Back

April 24, 2017 - Not to be outdone by its smaller cousins, the red bellied woodpecker dominates the suet cakes whenever its around.
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The Waiting Game

April 22, 2017 - The ducks have returned and it's mating season. There seem to be more male mallards than females, so the competition has...
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Scramble

April 21, 2017 - Reminds me of the activity when we used to scramble the fighter jets after an incoming unknown aircraft. Same flurry of...
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Togetherness

April 17, 2017 - Once in a while this cardinal couple join together to dine. Normally they come and go independently.
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Under Surveillance

April 11, 2017 - Manne was near the window looking out very quietly trying to figure out if this was a BIG DOG in his new backyard, or an...
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Late Snow

April 09, 2017 - Just when it was warming up, here comes another snowfall. Oh well, at least there's a suet cake.
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Rest Stop

April 08, 2017 - The snow had started again, and this male cardinal was loading up for the long haul. Fortunately for all of us, it didn'...
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Move It!

April 07, 2017 - Have you ever been there? This is the swan version of "back seat driver".
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Uh Oh!

April 06, 2017 - I have no idea what this doe heard, but it was enough to motivate her to leave the easy food supply.
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European Starling

April 05, 2017 - Another new visitor to our feeders. The yellow bill is an indication of spring. Apparently it will turn gray in the fall...
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Carpodacus Purpureus

April 01, 2017 - This male purple finch is a welcome addition to the flock that visits our feeders on a daily basis. Always welcome newco...
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Posing

March 31, 2017 - Normally these small squirrels dash from point to point making it difficult to capture them. I think this little "guy" w...
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Almost There

March 30, 2017 - This downy woodpecker is a regular at the feeders, but his favorites are the suet cakes.
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Praying

March 29, 2017 - Don't know if this squirrel was praying for food or for the answer to how to get to the feeders. It has been foiled thus...
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Windblown

March 29, 2017 - This was the day after the big storm when we had 60mph winds and lots of power outages. Even though the winds had droppe...
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I Can't Hear You

March 28, 2017 - Trying to entice this doe to come a little closer. Guess she figured 20 feet was close enough.
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Return of the Mallards

March 27, 2017 - No, these ducks are not walking on water. The temperatures have dropped again to the point where we have skim ice in pla...
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Clean Up Crew

March 26, 2017 - Seems like the doves and the squirrels get along just fine when it comes to cleaning up the fallen seed from the feeders...
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Cardinalis

March 25, 2017 - This male cardinal looks like it is living up to its name which means "Important" in Latin.
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Incoming

March 24, 2017 - Finally figured out the name. It's a combination of the Scandinavian word for little and the suffix "mouse" from Old Eng...
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Perfect Couple

March 23, 2017 - This female and male cardinal seemed to have posed for this photo. It was a lot easier to capture them together than the...
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Inbound and Outbound

March 23, 2017 - Almost as busy at the feeder as it is on the runways at Detroit Metro Airport.
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Air Drying

March 22, 2017 - After a quick bathe it's time to dry off before taking off.
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Morning Bath

March 22, 2017 - Part of the morning ritual.
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Cardinalis - Male

March 21, 2017 - This northern cardinal essentially is an attractive all red bird with a black mask. It's easy to identify by sight and b...
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Hairy Woodpecker

March 20, 2017 - Just announced its arrival and scattered the other birds.
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Lophodytes Cucullatus

March 19, 2017 - More commonly known as a hooded merganser female.
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Lophodytes Cucullatus - Male

March 18, 2017 - When the male merganser raises its hood, or crest, it will reveal a large white patch.
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Mallards

March 17, 2017 - Wonder which one of these male mallards will win her over.
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Mallard

March 15, 2017 - This male mallard seems to be out of the loop and looking for a mate.
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Nest Building

March 15, 2017 - Last year, the swans nested at the opposite end of the lake so we couldn't check the progress of the cygnets from egg la...
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I'm Baaack!

March 14, 2017 - Haven't seen this hawk or snow for several weeks now. The birds don't agree, but I think the hawk is fun; the snow I can...
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Could It Be?

March 13, 2017 - What a great sight on not such a great day. Temperature in the 20's, light snow falling and wind out of the north and pr...
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Searching

March 10, 2017 - I was sitting at the desk working on taxes (ugh) when this magnificent swan flew by looking for open water. Almost misse...
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Red Bellied

March 09, 2017 - This Red-bellied woodpecker has become a daily visitor. It's sometimes referred to as a "zebra-backed" woodpecker.
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Here's What I Think

March 08, 2017 - Here's our biggest doe again, proving she could not care less if we are watching, or if we are trying to capture the mom...
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Too Tired to Eat

March 07, 2017 - Apparently one of the does had either worn herself out trying to get to the feeder, or she had eaten so much that sh nee...
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Back for More

March 06, 2017 - Now that the feeders have been discovered, they seem to be a regular stop on the daily trail.
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Merganser

March 05, 2017 - The ducks have returned home early as the ice is gone and temperatures have been above normal most days.
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No Fear

March 04, 2017 - This is the largest of the group of 5 or 6 does that visit us on a regular basis. Pretty obvious she has "no fear" of us...
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Floating on In

March 03, 2017 - The feeders are full and the lunchtime crowd is here, especially the flock of finches.
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Too Crowded for Me

March 03, 2017 - This squirrel was being very patient waiting for the deer to leave so it could get down on the ground and get to all tha...
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Bookends

March 02, 2017 - If not for a slight disparity in size, these two does would have been a matched set.
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Over the Shoulder

March 01, 2017 - Waiting to see if the rest of the herd is catching up or heading out.
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Corn Fed

March 01, 2017 - This bluejay discovered a new birdseed mix and obviously liked the corn. Of course, now the deer have discovered it too!...
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Now That's Funny

February 28, 2017 - I was watching the deer feed, and they were watching me jump around to capture the moment. Apparently, they found me amu...
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Another View

February 28, 2017 - Even though this woodpecker has a very red head, it is a "red-bellied" woodpecker due to a red tinge on its belly. Go fi...
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Spooked

February 27, 2017 - This young doe had drifted apart from the rest of the herd feeding behind ou home. It suddenly realized all other were o...
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Ready to Go

February 27, 2017 - Without the leaves on the trees, many of the birds have taken to perching to observe the action before jumping in to fee...
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My New Perch

February 26, 2017 - This woodpecker has decided that drilling into suet is far easier than looking for insects in the trees.
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Straight Ahead

February 25, 2017 - These nuthatches rarely stop for a break long enough to capture a head on shot. Got lucky.
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Which Way?

February 24, 2017 - Nothing like covering all the bases just to play it safe.
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On the Edge

February 24, 2017 - Great observation perch to see what's going on at the feeders before taking the leap.
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Hey No Shoving

February 23, 2017 - Sometimes things get a little crowded when the "goodies" are discovered.
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The Prize

February 23, 2017 - The winner of the peanut prize, and proud of it!
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Easy to Reach

February 22, 2017 - Easy to reach and obviously part of the latest diet.
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Incoming

February 22, 2017 - Here it is mid-February and we are setting records highs resulting in an early thaw. The swans are back surveying the la...
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You Want What!

February 21, 2017 - This doe seems to be the leader of the group that feeds behind our home, and she shows no fear of the camera, or me for...
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Hiding Out

February 21, 2017 - This finch almost escaped getting captured by the camera. It blended in almost too well with its surroundings.
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The Herd

February 20, 2017 - After feeding at our place, this group of does crossed the lake to look for more food. They doubled up and returned at d...
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Over the Top

February 20, 2017 - One of several bluejays that love to scatter the smaller birds at the feeders.
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Double "T"

February 19, 2017 - The new birdseed mix seems to be attracting a wider variety of birds along with a larger herd of deer. Who could ask for...
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Deer Suet????

February 18, 2017 - The herd is growing quickly. Either that or "Mikey" -- the one who that will eat anything -- just showed up.
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Checking It Out

February 17, 2017 - The deer herd really has grown in this area. Not only that, they appear very comfortable in their surroundings.
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To the Top

February 17, 2017 - It took over one year, but one squirrel made it to the top of the feeder pole. Fortunately, it was foiled again, as it c...
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I Saw You First

February 16, 2017 - Food takes priority over fear. Our bird feeders are now serving anyone stopping by.
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Who, Us?

February 14, 2017 - No fear here.
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My Good Side

February 14, 2017 - Posing for the photo.
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Deer Seed?

February 13, 2017 - And here I thought we had flying pigs eating all the bird food!
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Out of Here

February 08, 2017 - And now you know why they are called white tail deer.
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Looking Before Leaping

February 07, 2017 - The new feeder holds 10+ pounds of food which keeps the birds fed longer and keeps me from having to fill the feeders ev...
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Slim Pickings

February 06, 2017 - Apparently, this white-berated nuthatch decided there was too much commotion at the feeders. Maybe the dining alone opti...
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Do or Don't

February 04, 2017 - This male cardinal perched for a long time before taking a taste of the suet cake.
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Camouflaged

February 03, 2017 - This tufted titmouse was waiting for the feeder activity to settle down before checking in for lunch.
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Up & Away

February 02, 2017 - These little guys are in and out fast. Makes getting a good shot a little more difficult.
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Stiff Competition

February 01, 2017 - These finches are here all day and the competition for the feeder access holes intensifies as the food level drops. Ther...
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Attack Mode

February 01, 2017 - As graceful and gracious as they appear, you do not want to intrude on their territory.
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Frozen Food

January 31, 2017 - Everyone has to eat, but I think I'll stay in and get my food on dry land.
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Happy Couple

January 30, 2017 - Just before the lake froze over there were a lot of mallards stopping by to fatten up before their flight south. Maybe I...
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Preening before Dinner

January 30, 2017 - I don't think it's vanity but these swans do spend a lot of time bathing and preening.
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Finch Buffet

January 29, 2017 - Never let the weather slow you down.
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Surfing

January 28, 2017 - This swan was just coming in, but looked more like it was surfing.
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The Drifter

January 27, 2017 - his blue jay did not seem to be in any hurry to get to the feeder, nor did it announce that it was incoming. Must have b...
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Surrounded

January 26, 2017 - It was a real education watching the swans isolate and encircle the geese one=by-one and then chase them off the feeding...
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Quiet Time

January 25, 2017 - After participating in the latest feeding frenzy, this finch decided to take a break.
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Not Welcome

January 25, 2017 - These Canadian Geese thought they could share in the feeding area in front of our home. The swans had s bit different pe...
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Family Dining

January 24, 2017 - The surviving cygnets are all grown up now. Hard to tell them from the parents as they are only slightly smaller.
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All Mine

January 24, 2017 - After dining alone, this nuthatch decided to return to the feeder and all its frenzied activity.
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Debate Time

January 23, 2017 - These finches are very protective, and aggressive, when feeding. Makes for a lot of interesting photo opportunities.
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Away They Go

January 23, 2017 - And who should appear overhead -- It wasn't Santa Claus, it was a Coopers Hawk looking for something to eat.
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Where's the Ice

January 21, 2017 - This is not a sign of global warming but a captive polar bear in Jack Janna's Zoo in Ohio in the summertime.
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Security Check

January 20, 2017 - This hairy woodpecker sat apart from the feeders for quite some time before entering the foray. Cautious at first, but o...
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Two on One

January 20, 2017 - Looks like a kiss. Best guess is the fight for food is about to begin.
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Bug Lookout

January 19, 2017 - This hairy woodpecker showed up within 15 minutes of the first suet cake getting hung out near the feeders.
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Woodpeckers in Winter

January 18, 2017 - This red bellied woodpecker has been hanging around ever since the first snowfall. Do you suppose it remembers the gourm...
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Hairy Woodpecker

January 17, 2017 - Winter has arrived, the suet cakes are out and the woodpeckers are back.
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Tough Takeoff

January 17, 2017 - You could hear the wingbeat before this swan got off the water. They truly are magnificent birds.
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Don't Even Think About It

January 16, 2017 - If you look closely, you can read the woodpecker's mind.
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Off My Back

January 16, 2017 - This female mallard hung around a bit longer than most and got caught up in our first snowstorm. I don't think this will...
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Size Does Not Matter

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to food, the finches will even face off with a blue jay who are known to be aggressive.
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Poised

January 12, 2017 - The deer herd has expanded and the bucks are becoming less skittish.
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Patience

January 12, 2017 - This hawk -- a Coopers Hawk -- was a new arrival during our first snowstorm. Caught me by surprise as it came in low fro...
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Tufted Ducks

January 10, 2017 - Sense of competition among these ducks "is highly prevalent as they compete with other aquatic creatures like fish for f...
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Snow Ballet

January 10, 2017 - The feeding frenzy never slows down. The pace might even have picked up with the change in weather.
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The Race Is On

January 09, 2017 - While readying themselves for flying these tufted ducks swiftly run on the surface of the water. So far, I haven't been...
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Peeking In

January 09, 2017 - Of all the wildlife on the property, the swans seem to have no fear of the people.
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Sneaky

January 08, 2017 - Oe of the four swans in the family that dominates our lake.
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Laggard

January 07, 2017 - The flock of geese that landed about a week ago, all took off suddenly before the fist snow. I don't think this "guy" go...
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In for A Landing

January 06, 2017 - This swan was making quite a splash coming in for the day.
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Male Mallard

January 05, 2017 - The sun sure made this mallard glow. A few days later it snowed, and the glow was gone.
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My Turn

January 05, 2017 - More finches than feeder access holes.
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Watching & Waiting

January 04, 2017 - This Coopers Hawk spent a long time watching and waiting for a meal to show up around the feeders. Must admit, I spent j...
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Ebony & Ivory

January 03, 2017 - Interesting contrast. This is what keeps me occupied part of each day.
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Silverback

January 02, 2017 - This adult silverback gorilla seemed to be camera shy. As soon as I focused on him, he took off and hid behind a rock. T...
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Last Visit

January 02, 2017 - These geese arrived very suddenly, hung around off and on for a week, and took off just before the fist snow arrived on...
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At Home

January 01, 2017 - Penguins are flightless aquatic birds by nature, and in the wild, spend about 75% of their time in the water hunting for...
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The Couple

December 31, 2016 - The couple is back together again, but still the only ones on the lake. It's turned cold so maybe these two are the last...
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The Drifters

December 30, 2016 - Mother and child out for another swimming lesson.
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Five Second Rule

December 29, 2016 - Apparently the five second rule applies in the animal kingdom too. In this case it seemed to apply repeatedly.
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Sign Language

December 28, 2016 - As I watched these two orangutans, they seemed to be communicating with their hands. I couldn't help thinking they may h...
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"Roo"

December 27, 2016 - Kangaroos seem to be similar to "mobs of people" in many regards. Kangaroos are social and live in groups called a mob,...
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This Little "Piggy"

December 27, 2016 - Nothing like a nice sunny day to kick back in the grass and play with your toes.
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The Rookery

December 26, 2016 - Found this "waddle" of penguins at the new penguin house at the Detroit Zoo.
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Self Reflection

December 26, 2016 - This adult swan decided to separate briefly from the family. Looked like it wanted to check itself out before returning...
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Mallards

December 25, 2016 - Even though it has gotten much colder, not all of the ducks have left with the other "snowbirds".
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King of the Hill

December 24, 2016 - Definitely was no room for two blue jays at one feeding hole. Sharing was not in the mix.
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Solo

December 23, 2016 - Normally these Merganser Ducks are in a tightly knit flock searching for food. This one seems to be a holdout on heading...
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Playtime

December 23, 2016 - The herd came to drink and to play on the other side of the lake this morning. Even though hunting season is open, ther...
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No Room at the Feeder

December 22, 2016 - Guess I'm going to have to break down and provide more feeding stations or this could turn into a combat zone.
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Here's Looking at You

December 22, 2016 - There I was, camera to the glass when this baboon came over to see what was so interesting.
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Mallard

December 21, 2016 - When the mallards, other duck species and geese start showing up on our lake, you know they're on their way south. Must...
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Taking Off

December 19, 2016 - Once finished eating the blue jays typically go perch in a nearby tree and then return full speed and loudly calling out...
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Still Not Talking

December 18, 2016 - Could be that this morning dove is looking for some company.
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Heading Out

December 17, 2016 - Fully fed and flying out -- at least for the next five minutes. Seems like these finches are on a feeding merry-go-round...
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Flying "Piglets"

December 16, 2016 - There has to be a spotter somewhere. The feeder gets filled and within minutes the area is full of finches. The feed dis...
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Solitude

December 15, 2016 - It's very unusual to see one adult swan cruising the lake by itself. Normally, the family of four is a tightly knot grou...
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Target Sighted

December 14, 2016 - This Coopers Hawk showed up and apparently decided with the multiple feeders attracting small birds, this site could bec...
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Snow Ballet

December 14, 2016 - I called it a "ballet", but as it turned out these two finches were "positioning" for power. It turned out to be a prelu...
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The Hoodie

December 10, 2016 - Don't see many of these, but this male hooded merganser duck was one of several that briefly showed up before heading of...
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Happy Face

December 09, 2016 - Another satisfied customer leaving the feeder -- at least for a few minutes.
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Poetry in Motion

December 08, 2016 - Most of the time, there is nothing more graceful than a swan taking off and flying over the lake.
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Standoff

December 07, 2016 - These two blue jays were not exactly in a "sharing" mood.
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I Can't Watch

December 06, 2016 - The adults were teaching the adolescents how to take off and land. Apparently, this one adolescent couldn't handle it....
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About to Launch

December 06, 2016 - This osprey was searching for movement in the water as it was nearing breakfast-time. It wasn't long after that it retur...
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Acrobatics

December 02, 2016 - Looks like the finch was enjoying watching the fight between these two blue jays. Sort of like the entertainment before...
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Ready for Action

December 01, 2016 - This rattler blended in very nicely with its surroundings. Fortunately, there was glass between us.
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Taking a Break

November 30, 2016 - Don't let the relaxed pose fool you. This cat could lead into action in an instant.
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Combat Zone

November 30, 2016 - New food mix brought out the aggressive nature of the jays.
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Not Easy Being Green

November 29, 2016 - As patiently as I waited I never got a good look at the head on this snake to see if it was in the poisonous category. D...
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Food Line

November 28, 2016 - Just before the rain showers came in again, and the feeding frenzy began in earnest.
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Says Who!

November 26, 2016 - Tis blue jay and this finch appeared to be having a debate over who had priority at the feeder. Apparently, when it come...
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Body Slam

November 23, 2016 - No question about who was going to eat first.
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Regular Visitor

November 22, 2016 - The deer herd seems to have grown significantly from last year. We often get visited several times a day. I could get sp...
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Race to Dinner

November 21, 2016 - These two blue jays were on a tear to get to the feeding hole first. The finch speed to decide to slow down and wait the...
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Defense

November 18, 2016 - No more "Mr. Nice Guy". There only was a little food left in the feeder and these two didn't want to share. I watched f...
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Up Close & Personal

November 15, 2016 - Looked like a negotiation over who feeds first.
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"Woody Returns"

November 15, 2016 - This red bellied woodpecker has been absent for many months. His return is another indicator that the temperature is dro...
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Feed Me

November 14, 2016 - Trying to isolate the one finch from the flock has taken a lot of different angles, settings and time, but finally got o...
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Rest Stop

November 12, 2016 - The ducks have arrived a few weeks later this season, but it's a sure sign the weather is about to turn colder. This is...
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Togetherness

November 09, 2016 - Never did figure out whether these two were friends or foes. Gave up watching after a while so I guess you'll have to us...
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Check This Out

November 07, 2016 - Almost like being back in Florida -- sunny, 75 degrees, but the humidity was missing so I knew I was somewhere else.
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Fine Feathered

November 04, 2016 - Obviously, this peacock had no problem strolling alongside me. It almost got to be a contest to see if I could capture a...
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Food Fight

November 03, 2016 - When the seed level in the feeder drops, the finches attitudes change from "friendly flock member" to "it's mine".
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Eyes Right

October 22, 2016 - Once these two landed from opposite directions, they checked out the area for possible competition before settling in to...
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Harassment

October 20, 2016 - This is not a mating dance or a winged ballet, it's a "finch fight" to get at the remaining food in the feeder.
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My Turn

October 19, 2016 - The lower the food level, the higher the level of aggression.
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Fanned Out

October 17, 2016 - Belly full, time to take off.
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Rush Hour

October 15, 2016 - Looks like the woodpecker is telling the finches to head out.
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Trash Talk

October 14, 2016 - These geese were "in your face" and appeared to be getting aggressive with each other. Don't know what was said, but the...
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Staredown

October 13, 2016 - No question about who's protecting this nest.
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The Challenger

October 11, 2016 - After watching the finches dominate the fully loaded feeder, this blue jay decided it was time to take over. So, after a...
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In the Middle

October 09, 2016 - Trying to isolate one finch when there are 15-20 zipping in and out gets to be a real challenge, something I always enjo...
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Positioning

October 06, 2016 - New mathematical formula: There is a direct relationship between finch attitude and the level of food in the feeder. The...
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Scalped

October 05, 2016 - I don't know what to say about this blue jay except that it was having a really bad feather day and probably should be l...
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Feet First

October 04, 2016 - Didn't find out if the incoming finch was going to grab the feeding finch or push it off the access port. The feeding fi...
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Floating In

October 03, 2016 - Normally, there's a crowd with up to as many as 20 - 30 finches flocking to the feeder and battling for position. This f...
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Two on One

September 30, 2016 - Had some extra time yesterday so I spent watching the finches work the feeder. Normally, they feed at every opening that...
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Finch Fight

September 29, 2016 - Interesting how the finch behavior changed when the feed level dropped to the point where only two openings with food w...
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Got My Attention

September 29, 2016 - Once again, this tundra wolf was on the alert. Don't know if it picked up a scent or heard something which I couldn't, b...
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On Edge

September 28, 2016 - Seemed like everywhere we looked this morning, there were osprey nests. At first, I thought this one was empty, but once...
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Frolicking

September 27, 2016 - Just like any other playful dog, this wolf was happy to be running free.
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One & Done

September 26, 2016 - There was a break in the daily flock of finches and the other birds now have taken over. Looks like this little guy was...
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Perched

September 26, 2016 - Don't know how long this white heron will stay before leaving for Florida, but I might just follow it's lead.
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Making Up

September 24, 2016 - Now that everyone has eaten, the happy couple appears to be making up.
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Double Trouble

September 23, 2016 - Not sure what got this wolf's attention, but I was happy to be off side.
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Friends

September 22, 2016 - Everyone gets along here -- no politicians! This really is like living in the wilderness some days. Make that most days...
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Newcomer

September 21, 2016 - Watched this female Belted Kingfisher sit patiently on a branch in the rain until it spotted a small fish in the lake. M...
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The Complainer

September 21, 2016 - This was not a happy camper. The feeder was covered with finches and this one decided to sit it out and complain rather...
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Young Buck

September 20, 2016 - Hurray,the bucks are showing up again.
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Suspended

September 19, 2016 - As they say, "Timing is everything".
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Newbie

September 18, 2016 - Saw the scrub moving and then the ears appeared. There were 2 does and 2 fawns eating away along the edge of the lake....
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Double Vision

September 17, 2016 - I can never get enough of these natural reflections when I'm out wandering with the camera.
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Camouflaged

September 16, 2016 - We were silently poling along near the base of the cypress trees and almost missed this osprey completely -- that is unt...
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Up Close and Personal

September 14, 2016 - I have the opportunity to photograph a lot of finches most days, so I decided to try and get closer and to try and singl...
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Full House

September 11, 2016 - Reduced speed; increased speed -- of feeding that is.
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Can You See Me Now

September 09, 2016 - There are some days when I don't have to venture from the downstairs window to capture a shot. This doe showed up about...
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Food Fight

September 09, 2016 - I've already discovered that the bird activity continues to increase as the food level drops. Now it seems like there's...
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What Is That?

September 07, 2016 - This Tundra wolf's curiosity was peaked by something in the water. Never did find out what was so interesting.
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What Was That?

September 07, 2016 - These two bucks seemed to be enjoying a peaceful play session arid breakfast at the lake, when they obviously heard some...
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Feels So Good

September 06, 2016 - Another step in the bathing/preening process. This is just before feather plucking began.
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Plucking Time

September 05, 2016 - Learned something new this morning. After rolling over several times in the lake, the next step in the bathing process s...
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Joining Up

September 02, 2016 - Looked like someone was getting yelled at.
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Weed Whacker

September 01, 2016 - There have been an unusual number of does and fawns in the wetland this week. If they keep up the foraging, I might not...
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Gathering Dinner

September 01, 2016 - After all the bathing lessons had been completed the swans went to the beach to forage among the freshly mown lake weeds...
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One Up & One Down

August 31, 2016 - Watch this trick. I'm training for the "swanlympics".
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Rollover

August 31, 2016 - Bathing lessons in progress.
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Walking Tall

August 30, 2016 - Managed to pass a very relaxing hour watching the adult swans teach the youngsters how to bathe, preen and dry off.
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Attack Mode

August 29, 2016 - This is where I grew up and now it's my lake.
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"Finchamania"

August 27, 2016 - For whatever reason -- maybe an oncoming storm -- there was far more activity than normal by the finches today.
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Mixed Bag

August 22, 2016 - Filled the feeders as soon as I returned. The word got out quickly. Looks like a refill will be needed before the sun se...
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Finch Frenzy

August 21, 2016 - Just filled the feeder a few hours ago. This feeder is rated at 4 days. I've got news for them, I'm lucky to get 1 1/2 d...
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Surprise

August 19, 2016 - There I was packing my gear for a weekend wedding getaway, when all of a sudden a hummingbird appeared to check out the...
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Mid Air

August 16, 2016 - If you have feeders, the finches will come. And, the flock will continue to grow day by day.
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In and Out

August 16, 2016 - I'm back, the feeders are full -- well, almost -- and the birds are back too.
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Quick Exit

August 12, 2016 - After a quick breakfast and drink near the lake, this buck decided it was time to get back to the herd. I'm starting to...
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Feed Me

August 10, 2016 - And the story continues. Feasting on the delivered goodies.
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You're Late Again

August 09, 2016 - I think a good caption for this shot might be, "You may have brought food, but you're late!" What is your idea for a cap...
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Here's Looking at You

August 08, 2016 - Now that I'm back from the cement jungle (i.e. NYC) and back where I belong, my friends are coming around to visit. I di...
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Feed-go-Round

August 07, 2016 - With the feeder lower than a quarter full, the activity nearly reached epic proportions.
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Whistling

August 04, 2016 - This male cardinal stopped and whistled for quite a while. He might have been calling for a mate, but whatever he was do...
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Dunking

August 02, 2016 - No matter what they're doing these swans always look graceful and regal.
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Coming and Going

July 31, 2016 - There were so many finches feeding today, this shot could have been called "Finchamania". I actually cropped out another...
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Mixing It Up

July 30, 2016 - As the feed level in the feeder decreases, the bird activity, the bird variety, and the bird commotion all increase.
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Almost Gone

July 25, 2016 - When the feed gets low, the action increases. Sometimes, the "pecking order" ends up in random "pecking".
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Bad Hair Day

July 24, 2016 - The wind was gusting so hard, I was wondering if this little guy was going to be able to take off. As they say, "timing...
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Pure Profile

July 23, 2016 - Poised and ready for takeoff. Fortunately, this cardinal stopped long enough for me to capture it's beauty.
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Stepping Off

July 22, 2016 - Feeder has been emptied; time to move on.
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That's All

July 21, 2016 - This was the only sign of birdlife early this morning. What do you suppose changed?
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Hasty Departure

July 20, 2016 - When the blackbirds and the cowbirds come in, everyone else takes off. It doesn't take long before the finches return, f...
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Below the Radar

July 19, 2016 - The air was crowded this morning, so this guy very cleverly came in from a different angle.
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Wingspread

July 17, 2016 - The feeder is full and the bird call to breakfast followed shortly thereafter. Within minutes there wasn't an unoccupied...
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In the Wind

July 16, 2016 - Learned something new about these baltimore orioles. Grape jelly is preferred to the fresh orange. Maybe I should add so...
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No Trespassing

July 13, 2016 - For quite some time, there only was one pair of mallards; now, there are two males. Could get interesting!
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Outstretched

July 09, 2016 - This oriole seemed to be putting on it's brakes as it came in to feed.
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Cruisin'

July 05, 2016 - Looks like"Dad" is checking things out. He kept circling and returning to this area.
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Mixing It Up

July 04, 2016 - Variety of bird food is the key to a variety of birds. That's what you call an outstanding analysis of the obvious.
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Feet First

July 04, 2016 - Almost looks like this nuthatch changed his mind and put the brakes on.
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Profiled

July 03, 2016 - The blue jays are always present and always showing off their colors.
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Floating In

July 01, 2016 - No wasted motion, but constant action.
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Sunlit

July 01, 2016 - First one finch showed up and now there's a "flock" here on a daily basis. Must be the right food mix.
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Swimming Lessons

June 28, 2016 - After a brief walk around our property, it was time for a swimming lesson.
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Posed

June 27, 2016 - Photographing robins seems to be a lot less challenging than most other birds, but it's still fun.
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Spring Colors

June 25, 2016 - Couldn't ask for a better springtime setting -- a baltimore oriole and blossoms.
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Gliding Finch

June 22, 2016 - One of many house finches that frequent the feeders daily. Now that they have arrived the supposed "4 day feeder" lasts...
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Fanning Out

June 17, 2016 - Nothing stops these birds when there's seed in the feeder. Not even the driving rain could slow them down today.
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Dipping

June 16, 2016 - Although the water here didn't look appealing to me, this flock was drifting around, dipping and enjoying the "meal"....
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Cygnets

June 15, 2016 - These are three of the six cygnets that appeared off our patio a week or so ago. There are four white and two grey ones,...
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Black & White

June 14, 2016 - Swans typically give birth to both grey (black) and white cygnets which does not mean that mom has been fooling around....
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Goslings

June 13, 2016 - These goslings are growing up quickly. It won't be too long before they're flying around squawking at with the rest of t...
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On Guard

June 10, 2016 - The babies always hover around mom, while dad circles around the perimeter guarding the cygnets.
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Parading

June 09, 2016 - Mom and Dad took the gosling gang out to show them off around the neighborhood. Sure glad I got the walk placed in time...
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Guarding the Feeder

June 05, 2016 - The blackbirds, cowbirds, etc. are trying to take over the feeders, but the little "guys" are not to be deterred.
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Move Over

June 04, 2016 - This finch should consider going up a level to feed. I don't think the woodpecker is about to move out of the way.
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Incoming

June 03, 2016 - This blue jay looked as though it were slowly floating in to feed.
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What's That?

June 02, 2016 - All of a sudden a squirrel and a rabbit showed up to check out the seeds gathering on the ground.
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Coming Around

June 01, 2016 - Time for the second course -- from suet to seed.
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Wingspread

June 01, 2016 - I never get tired of photographing these orioles in flight.
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Dinner Beckons

May 31, 2016 - Nothing stops these blue jays from coming in to feed; not even the wind and rain.
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Incoming

May 31, 2016 - Every species is coming around to check out the new seed mix. Looks like a winner based on today's traffic.
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Framed by Blossoms

May 30, 2016 - The apple tree blossoms seem to have peeked the interest of the orioles.
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Chow Time

May 29, 2016 - Look who's coming to dinner.
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Your Turn

May 28, 2016 - These two were taking turns loading up on suet.
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Check It Out

May 25, 2016 - Always the cautious one, this woodpecker is a daily visitor, and always patient.
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Two for Dinner

May 25, 2016 - One on each side of the cage makes for good balance. I guess the suet also makes for a balanced diet.
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All Mine

May 24, 2016 - When the Blue Jay come in the other birds scatter -- well, at least the smaller birds.
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Quick Getaway

May 23, 2016 - Coming and going -- it's non-stop.
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Pushing Off

May 23, 2016 - This red bellied woodpecker spends most of the day here. We have decided to name it "Woodrow" as he seems like of the fa...
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Back to the Nest

May 22, 2016 - One seed at a time and back to the nest. They keep it going all day long.
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He Went "Thataway"

May 20, 2016 - The Cardinals always are patient slow feeders and aren't bothered by the comings and goings of the chickadees, nuthatche...
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Family Dinner

May 19, 2016 - Another feeder added to the growing collection and it didn't take long to bring in the finches.
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Nuthatch

May 19, 2016 - These little birds populate the feeders all day long. They are many, they are quick and they are constantly flying in an...
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Winging It

May 19, 2016 - Always room for more at these feeders.
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Hiding Out

May 18, 2016 - Bright colors on a sunny day is what helps make springtime great.
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Wingspread

May 18, 2016 - These orioles always put on a great show of color.
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Step Lightly

May 18, 2016 - Just before the ice went out of the lake, one of the resident swans wanted to prove it could "walk on water". Admit it,...
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Symmetry

May 17, 2016 - For a change, the geese were silent over the lake adding to the tranquility of early morning.
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Everybody Eats

May 17, 2016 - A variety of food and a variety of birds. Although different, they all get along. Too bad our politicians can take a les...
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Downy Woodpecker

May 16, 2016 - This male downy woodpecker has taken a real liking to the suet. Must be easier drilling than on the dead trees on the ed...
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On Target

May 16, 2016 - After perusing the new mix, this white breasted nuthatch attacked the feeder all day long.
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Togetherness

May 13, 2016 - Just as easily could have titled this a "mixed bag". We must have picked the right mix of food as we have a great mix of...
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Male Cardinal

May 12, 2016 - These cardinals always add to the beauty of the daily feeding frenzy.
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Shift Change

May 11, 2016 - When the blue jays arrive the rest of the birds usually scatter.
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New Feed

May 11, 2016 - This chickadee was faster than the rest of the birds lined up to check out the new feed.
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Excitement Grows

May 10, 2016 - Now it's getting exciting for both the birds and the photographer.
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The Suet Magnet

May 09, 2016 - Suet cakes play no favorites. All the birds seem to be attracted to them.
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Togetherness

May 08, 2016 - Looks like a breakfast date.
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Perched

May 07, 2016 - Apparently we've got the right seed mix for the "dine and dash" special. It's constant activity throughout the day.
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New Arrival

May 06, 2016 - This was the second Baltimore Oriole arrival today. maybe this means spring finally has arrived too.
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First Inspection

May 05, 2016 - Having a variety of feeders is paying off. Our first Baltimore Oriole arrived this morning to check things out. I think...
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Nest Building Begins

May 04, 2016 - Saw this robin actively gathering material mid-morning. Had the good fortune to watch her build the nest over the next 6...
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New Discovery

May 04, 2016 - When we put up the bird feeders, feeding the geese was about the last thing we had in mind. But, everyone has to eat, th...
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Breakfast Meeting

May 03, 2016 - When it comes to feeding, they all seem to cooperate. Too bad, people can't get along as well.
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Soft Landing

May 02, 2016 - Reaching for the feeder with flaps down.
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Red Bellied

April 29, 2016 - This male red bellied woodpecker has become a regular visitor. He seems to prefer the suet and manages to dominate it wh...
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Social Gathering

April 29, 2016 - Chances are when you find one finch there will be more.
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Feasting

April 27, 2016 - This red bellied woodpecker cannot believe its good fortune -- looking at a tube full of seed while single handedly devo...
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The Grab

April 26, 2016 - This adult female downy woodpecker had it's claws extended just like a raptor coming in to grab a fish. I guess size doe...
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Up Close

April 25, 2016 - This hairy woodpecker is finishing up his breakfast with some seed after devouring the remaining suet cake.
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New Friends

April 24, 2016 - A few days ago, this blue jay was trying to scare off the chickadee filial. Now they're friends.
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Lift Off

April 23, 2016 - Capturing the moment before these little chickadees take off is not as easy as I thought.
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Feet First

April 22, 2016 - It's interesting to watch the birds come in for a landing. Their wings spread and they extend their feet. I guess that's...
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"Don King" Duck

April 22, 2016 - If you want to get technical, actually this is an immature red breasted merganser. But, I call them the way I see them....
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New Arrival

April 21, 2016 - This tufted titmouse just showed up a few days ago to join the feeding frenzy near the lake.
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Better than Bugs

April 21, 2016 - As soon as the suet went up, the woodpeckers gave up looking for insects in the trees.
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On Guard

April 20, 2016 - This female cardinal wasn't feeding, but seemed to be guarding the feeder.
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On Guard

April 20, 2016 - Although we have several returning blue jays every day, there is one in particular that hangs around guarding the food c...
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Finished Eating

April 20, 2016 - These chickadees are fast and they are plentiful. It now has become a challenge to try and capture the moment they grab...
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Dive Bombing

April 19, 2016 - While the chickadees race back and forth for one seed at a tim, this red bellied woodpecker calmly sits and devours its...
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On the Move

April 19, 2016 - Stepping lightly, but moving quickly.
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Mute Swan

April 18, 2016 - I had my back to this swan when it came in for a landing. Fortunately I heard the "whoosh" of its wings so I was able to...
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Foiled

April 16, 2016 - I think we finally found a squirrel guard that works. If this doesn't do it 100%, my next step will be to grease the pol...
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Departing

April 14, 2016 - After watching these chickadees feed, I'm sometimes amazed they have the ability to lift off and fly.
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Patiently Waiting

April 13, 2016 - There was a long line at the feeder, so this female cardinal decided to snack on the dropped seeds while waiting her tur...
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Wingspread

April 12, 2016 - Captured this blue jay coming in to feed as tall the other birds hastily departed.
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Better Not!

April 09, 2016 - Looks like a turf war might be about to happen. The blue jay seems to be saying "don't even think about stopping here!"...
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Mmmm Suet !

April 08, 2016 - It's still cold up here in Michigan. The good news for us, and bad news for the birds, is there are few insects around....
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Pounce

April 07, 2016 - Aren't you glad you weren't the objective
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High Note

April 06, 2016 - There we were, a dozen or so adults, responding to the call of the coyote. Must admit, some of us had it down good enoug...
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Coyote Cute

April 05, 2016 - We've all heard of, or maybe even experienced "coyote ugly". Well, this baby coyote was anything but!
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Hooded Merganser

April 04, 2016 - Mergansers are the only domestic ducks that specialize in eating fish. It is the smallest of the three native merganser...
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Paw Lickin' Good

April 03, 2016 - Just like your "kitty" at home only a lot bigger, faster and potentially more dangerous.
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In for a Landing

March 31, 2016 - This cardinal couple just started showing up at the feeders. That's him with his "flaps" down coming in to land on the f...
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Cardinal Couple

March 30, 2016 - The word is out! The feeders have been refilled!
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Casual Stroll

March 27, 2016 - While driving some of the back roads west of Vero Beach, Florida, I found this peacock casually strolling in the scrub b...
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Peeking Out

March 26, 2016 - This was the first northern male cardinal to show up and check out the area before proceeding to the bird feeder.
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Dipping Ducks

March 25, 2016 - These Mallards are very common on the lake and ponds up north. They may be the most common duck in the Northern Hemisphe...
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Look Out Below

March 25, 2016 - This cat was looking for the right landing spot just before it leaped.
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Swan Attack

March 24, 2016 - I've always heard that swans can be aggressive, especially when they see an intruder on "their" lake. As soon as a third...
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Sandhill Crane

March 23, 2016 - These cranes are about as common in Florida as squirrels are up north.
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Funtime

March 22, 2016 - This Amur leopard was quick to spot some movement in the water, and did not hesitate to go after it.
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Bird-Mania

March 22, 2016 - The word is out; the bird feeders are up.
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Stalemate

March 21, 2016 - This large crested Blue Jay appeared to be challenging the Chickadee Finial atop the bird feeder. It went on for several...
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Perky

March 17, 2016 - The longer we stayed, the cuter this little guy appeared.
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In for a Landing

March 15, 2016 - Being able to photograph this rare Amur leopard was a day I'll never forget.
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Lessons from Mom

March 14, 2016 - Mom spent a lot of time guiding and "lecturing these two pups while we stood around enjoying and photographing the group...
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The Swatter

March 10, 2016 - Don't be fooled, it may look like this tiger was swatting flies, but the paw position is a good indication that the tige...
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Lift Off

March 08, 2016 - This tiger left the ground so quickly, it didn't need a runway to gain momentum.
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Better Not Stop

March 03, 2016 - Well, I did get out and about and with this guy looking down on me I took a long walk and thought it best not to stop an...
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Who's Coming

February 27, 2016 - First the sniff and now the look.
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Sure Footed

February 23, 2016 - Not only is this Amur Leopard sure footed, it also is very nimble and very fast.
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Cuteness

February 22, 2016 - Just came out to look around and pose for a few photos.
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Curiosity

February 19, 2016 - Always looking and always prepared.
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Strolling

February 16, 2016 - Almost extinct in the wild, I have the privilege of photographing this Amur Leopard at the DDD Game Farm in Kalispell, M...
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Pollination in Action

February 15, 2016 - Butterflies add a lot of beauty in many ways.
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All by Myself

February 09, 2016 - One of the fox kits we were watching suddenly stopped to check us out. We didn't move and neither did it.
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Looking Back

February 05, 2016 - Not only was this cat fast in capturing prey, it run fast and it climbed as though it was rocket propelled.
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Crabby

February 05, 2016 - Twice a year we have a migration of these crabs from the riverside to the oceanside of the island. This guy took up a gu...
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Sibling Rivalry

February 04, 2016 - These two kept us entertained with their antics for over an hour. No big surprise here, it turned out the female was the...
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Could It Be "Wily"

February 03, 2016 - You think "Wily" may be out looking for the "Roadrunner", or could it be looking for a meal?
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On the Scent

February 02, 2016 - Never saw what the fox was picking up on, but it was definitely focused.
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Here's Looking at You

February 02, 2016 - Whatever it was coming within range, this cat saw/sensed it long before I did. In fact I never did see the target approa...
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Togetherness

February 01, 2016 - Mama was letting the kids run free, but not stray too far from her.
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Touching

January 29, 2016 - Not exactly a couple, but presented a great contrast and a graceful moment for the camera.
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I Dare You

January 29, 2016 - Tis Amur leopard was about one year old, but it was ready for action. You could say it was an aggressive adolescent in t...
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Owooo

January 28, 2016 - We used to have coyotes behind our condo in Michigan that would howl at the passing ambulance sirens. This was definitel...
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What's That?

January 27, 2016 - Given the chance, I probably would have named this little guy "curious George". Sure made for some great entertainment a...
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Peeping Out

January 26, 2016 - Don't let the perspective fool you, this is a big bird and a great fisherman.
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Break Dance

January 26, 2016 - I never realized just how agile -- and fast -- an Amur tiger could be.
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Siblings

January 24, 2016 - These two fox kits romped and played in close proximity to us seemingly without a care in the world. I'm sure "Mama" was...
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Flushed Out

January 21, 2016 - Just quietly strolling along the bank enjoying the morning, when this anhinga took off right beside me. Almost missed th...
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Spring Loaded

January 19, 2016 - Sure glad this cat's eyes were not focused on me.
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On the Hunt

January 16, 2016 - Not only do ospreys have great eyesight, they are fantastic fishermen.
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High Five

January 13, 2016 - This 300 pound feline appeared to be in a playful mood. Makes you wonder just how serious or playful it really was at th...
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Gotcha

January 12, 2016 - No doubt where this cat was headed.
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Splashing

January 12, 2016 - This is one of the photos that motivated me to enter some recent "Guru Shots" photo challenges -- 6 categories in total...
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Fresh Catch

January 07, 2016 - The ospreys were very active early that particular morning and the catfish were providing breakfast all around.
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Eye of the Tiger

January 05, 2016 - There is now way you're going to win this "staredown". In fact, it's not something you really want to try.
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Poised

January 01, 2016 - Poised and ready to protect her kits who were running around and vigorously playing for the camera.
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Here's Looking at You

December 31, 2015 - Three hundred pounds of action packed thrills.
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La Famiglia

December 30, 2015 - A little family time and Mom is checking on the kits.
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Eyes on You

December 29, 2015 - Always on the move and always on the alert.
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Dive Bombing

December 28, 2015 - When the bait pods are in, the birds are not far behind, and today they were right off the beach.
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Ocean Search

December 23, 2015 - These pelicans constantly circle the waters right off the beach searching for baitfish. The seasoned fishermen follow th...
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Feeding Frenzy

December 21, 2015 - When the baitfish are in, the pelicans are not far behind them.
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Waterfowl

December 17, 2015 - I just found out this bird has many names including the common gallinule, Florida gallinule, gallinule, moorhen, waterhe...
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Reflections of the Day

October 30, 2015 - Haven't found any exotic wildlife here in southern Michigan, but there are lots of waterfowl.
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Wanna Play?

October 08, 2015 - The temptation was there to walk over and pet this wolf, but common sense reigned.
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On the Move

October 06, 2015 - What a thrill to be able to capture this beautiful Amur Leopard up close and in the open.
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Playtime for Pups

September 17, 2015 - What a great opportunity to capture these two pups bonding and playing. It's hard not to try and get closer and pet them...
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Curiosity

September 10, 2015 - The deer seem to be everywhere. Could be some interesting photo opps once I figure out where the best areas are.
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Stalking

September 08, 2015 - Sure glad it wasn't me being targeted by this 300 pound tiger.
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Spoonbill

August 28, 2015 - Not always easy to locate, but always fun to photograph.
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Lurking

August 26, 2015 - I was so interested in capturing the reflection, I almost missed the 'gator drifting in from my left side, and this was...
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Standing Tall

August 25, 2015 - This giraffe stopped running, stopped chewing and seem to pose for the photographers just long enough for us to capture...
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Macaw Rainbow

August 22, 2015 - A slightly different environment for me to photograph birds. We were wandering around the walled city of Dubrovnik Croat...
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My Feathered Friend

August 20, 2015 - This Hyacinth Macaw was playing games. Overtime I raised the camera, it turned it's head. Must admit it was fun to see w...
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Challenge Entries

August 19, 2015 - During the past year I've entered about a dozen "Guru Challenges" among photographers from around the world. The most re...
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That's Close Enough

August 12, 2015 - Out photographing baby wildlife in northern Montana. We all know how mothers will do anything to protect their youngster...
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Daybreak in the Swamp

August 11, 2015 - Hawks, cypress trees and Spanish moss -- that pretty much highlights the Okefenokee Swamp. That is, except for the allig...
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Curiosity

August 09, 2015 - I think he wanted to "monkey" around with the camera. Either that or he saw a long lost relative in our group.
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Okefenokee 'Gator

August 08, 2015 - When you're out and about in the Okefenokee Swamp, 'gators are an integral part of the landscape.
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Flocking Ibis

August 07, 2015 - This flock of ibis took on a golden glow just as the sun came up in the Okefenokee Swamp.
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The Evil Eye

August 07, 2015 - No question about whether this 'gator was warning us to keep our distance. We got the message loud and clear.
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Posing

August 05, 2015 - This Great Blue Heron looked like he was posing for the shot, so I took advantage of the moment.
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Grinning 'Gator

August 04, 2015 - Got the feeling this guy was just waiting for us to get a little closer. The look on its face said he was think and he w...
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Zebra

July 31, 2015 - The zebra is closely related to horses and donkeys and while they are not as fast as a racehorse, they do have more stam...
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Asiatic Water Buffalo

July 30, 2015 - This buffalo has been widely domesticated; very few remain in the wild. It can weigh up to 1.5 tons and lives about 25...
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

July 30, 2015 - The reason this stocky Black-Crowned Night Heron looks so funny, is that it is usually found with its neck pulled in. It...
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Macaws

July 29, 2015 - Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family. Their coloring is suited to life in Central and...
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Ready for Action

July 29, 2015 - You could feel the tension, watching this red tail hawk poised, ready to strike at anything foolish enough to expose it...
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Hide & Seek

July 28, 2015 - Don't get fooled, she may look relaxed, but she's ready for anything.
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Brown Duck

July 28, 2015 - Not sure if this duck was finishing a bath or just splashing around to cool off. It was mid-day, sunny and 85 degrees....
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Impala

July 27, 2015 - These members of the antelope family are native to Africa. They can weigh up to almost 150 pounds. Like most species in...
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Hyacinth Macaw

July 27, 2015 - The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), is a parrot native to South America. From the top of its head to the ti...
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Leopard Tortoise

July 23, 2015 - The leopard tortoise is one of the largest mainland tortoises and has an elevated carapace that is tawny, yellow or buff...
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Pause That Refreshes

July 22, 2015 - This wildebeest paused for a moment so I decided to pause and capture the moment. Purely natural.
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Stealth

July 21, 2015 - This was the calm before the storm. It was amazing to watch how stealthy this big tiger was until he exploded out of the...
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Cheetah

July 21, 2015 - The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline.inhabiting most of Africaand parts of Iran. The cheetah can run faster...
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One Piece at a Time

July 21, 2015 - Looks like a home building project is in process for this Crested Caracara. Sure would like to be able to locate the nes...
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Heads Up

July 18, 2015 - That goes for you too!!!
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Final Approach

July 17, 2015 - A great opportunity suddenly presented itself to capture a "crested Caracara" coming in for a landing with "flaps down".
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Poised for Action

July 15, 2015 - The head came up, the eyes focused, the look intensified and I moved closer to the group -- a lot closer.
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Alighting

July 13, 2015 - I am stumped as to what specific butterfly this is, but it landed long enough to capture this profile shot. I found it i...
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Guarding the Den

July 13, 2015 - Perfect example of protecting her young.
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What's That

July 09, 2015 - When I stopped to photograph these whistling ducks, I couldn't help but look and see if I could tell what they saw. It t...
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Focused Landing

July 06, 2015 - At first, I thought this caracara was performing an instrument, or blind, landing. Then I realized that the wing positio...
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Mottled Ducks (Anas Fulvigula)

July 05, 2015 - This duck is a close relative of the Mallard, and is the only dabbling duck specialized for nesting in southern marshes.
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Canadian Geese

July 03, 2015 - Like most snowbirds, these geese took off for home a few weeks ago. There still are a few snowbirds on the road here, bu...
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Chillin'

June 30, 2015 - Don't let the relaxed, calm moment fool you. This is 300 pounds of real tiger that could be in your face in no time flat...
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Crested Caracara

June 29, 2015 - A caracaras feet and flight behavior are notable. Their feet are clearly those of a raptor; however, their talons are fl...
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Everybody Eats

June 29, 2015 - Even though catfish isn't my favorite meal, we made it out in Lake Blue Cypress in time for breakfast this particular mo...
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Karate Chop

June 26, 2015 - It might be a cute little baby badger, but check out the claws.
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On the Lookout

June 25, 2015 - Drifting around the Okefenokee Swamp while trying to avoid bumping into 'gators, I was surprised and delighted by the ab...
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Okefenokee Wildlife

June 24, 2015 - While drifting around in the Okefenokee Swamp, we encountered a large number of Great Blue Herons which is the largest o...
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Your Move

June 23, 2015 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha".
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Swamp Adventure

June 23, 2015 - The mounds of peat and vegetation in the Okefenokee Swamp are perfect nesting grounds for alligators. June and July are...
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Adult Rhinoceros

June 15, 2015 - Rhinos can weigh up to 2.5 tons and live up to 40 years. Their eyesight is very limited but they do have excellent sense...
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Ostrich

June 14, 2015 - The ostrich is native to the African grasslands. It is the largest of the world's living birds and can attain a height o...
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I'm Too Cute

June 12, 2015 - How's this for a pose!
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Sunbrella

June 10, 2015 - Wood storks may not be the prettiest birds, but they sometimes provide great photo opportunities.
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Final Approach

June 09, 2015 - This green heron was coming in for a landing on th other side of the marsh. Silent and graceful.
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Cruising

June 08, 2015 - Wood storks aren't exactly the prettiest birds in sight, but they still are graceful in flight.
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Cattle Egret

June 04, 2015 - " The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of...
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Hotfoot

May 28, 2015 - It was midday, the sun was beating down, and as I stepped out of the car, this wood stork started walking away as as tho...
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Canadian Lynx

May 20, 2015 - Curiosity may have killed some cats, but certainly not this one.
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Profiling

May 19, 2015 - The Wood Stork is one of Florida's signature wading birds, a long-legged, awkward-looking bird on land that soars like a...
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Self Reflection

May 11, 2015 - This mountain lion appeared to be interested in his own reflection -- well briefly ate least. Then he caught sight of, o...
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Sandhill Crane

May 10, 2015 - Some locals say this is Florida's answer to the squirrels up north. They seem to be everywhere.
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Baby Badgers

May 05, 2015 - Getting a taste of cool, clear water in Montana.
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Big Thirst

May 04, 2015 - Irrespective of where you may be, the eye of the wolf is upon you.
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Stealth

May 01, 2015 - This 'gator looked to be 6 or 7 feet long. Decided using a telephoto lens and "guesstimating" his length was the more pr...
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Wanna Shake Hands

April 29, 2015 - I think a handshake may be out of the question when he grows into those paws and looks you in the eye
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Kitty,Kitty

April 26, 2015 - Don't let the docile, sleepy eyed look fool you. This is bobcat through and through.
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Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks

April 25, 2015 - Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are locally common, year-round residents of freshwater wetlands, particularly in central F...
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Camouflaged

April 23, 2015 - Look around before you stick your toe in the water down here or you might need new shoes.
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Protecting the Young

April 22, 2015 - It takes a while to build a nest this size. Look closely & you can see the baby's head peaking over the edge.
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Fish Hawk (Pandion Haliaetus)

April 18, 2015 - Ospreys are the consummate fishermen, hence their nickname “fish hawk”. Several adaptations allow for their expert fishi...
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Good Bones

April 16, 2015 - Actually they're antlers not bones, but it's still a great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second t...
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Lurking

April 16, 2015 - Could reach out and almost touch this 'gator. On second thought, not such a good idea.
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Teething

April 15, 2015 - Anything will do when it's time to sharpen teeth.
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Amur Leopard

April 14, 2015 - Everybody loves jumping in the water. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a young male pass a puddle without...
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Amur Tiger

April 13, 2015 - The Amur tiger is another endangered species. I found this one at the zoo in Columbus Ohio. Unfortunately, while captivi...
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Grounded

April 09, 2015 - A strong offshore wind kept this heron grounded and windblown. Worked for me.
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Eagle Talons

April 08, 2015 - Ever wonder why they rarely drop their prey?
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Gotcha

April 07, 2015 - Caught some motion out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving. This bird was a bout 30 feet away and I did not have a...
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Running Wild

April 06, 2015 - Running, playing, going for the Alpha position, but socializing as only wolves can do. These three wolves had a lot of p...
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Laser Focus

March 31, 2015 - After watching this mountain lion leap and run, I was very happy to be using a telephoto lens for this shot
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Here's Lookin' at You

March 30, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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High Five

March 29, 2015 - Never know when you're going to need to be ready for the hunt. Don't want to miss the opportunity to sharpen the claws;...
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The Race Is On

March 28, 2015 - This race could be an update from the old one between the "tortoise and the hare". I have no idea who won this time. You...
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Fun Time

March 27, 2015 - After running, chasing, leaping, and general cavorting, this big cat decided it was time to cool off.
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Jump Start

March 26, 2015 - A running jump leading into liftoff. Not the most graceful takeoff, but it worked.
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Flocking Flamingos

March 24, 2015 - It would have been easier to go to Busch Gardens in Orlando to photograph Flamingos, but I've never been known to do thi...
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Here Kitty, Kitty

March 23, 2015 - Not exactly your domesticated pet cat.
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Cannonball

March 20, 2015 - Not exactly a grade 10 dive, but exciting nevertheless.
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Walking Tall

March 19, 2015 - Boy was this "big guy" providing us with the opportunity to capture some great moments at the "DDD Game Farm" in Montana...
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Any Day Now

March 19, 2015 - I found this female crane nesting last Saturday. A fellow photographer told me he had been watching this crane for almos...
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I'm the Alpha

March 18, 2015 - After watching these coyote pups frolic for about 1/2 an hour, it became obvious who was the Alpha. Sorry guys, the fema...
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Alaskan Panorama

March 17, 2015 - Left my wife in town and started wandering around in Alaska -- just me and my camera.. Before I knew it two hours had go...
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Youngster

March 16, 2015 - Almost missed this shot; it was like camouflage.
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Shake It!

March 16, 2015 - You've seen your dog do it; in fact you've probably enjoyed the shower from your dog. Well, it runs deep in their spirit...
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What Was That

March 12, 2015 - Was it a bird, a plane or maybe "Superman"!
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Soap Gets in Your Eyes

March 11, 2015 - I haven't a clue what was going on when I captured this shot. I was too busy capturing the moment and totally missed eve...
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Baby Badger

March 09, 2015 - Looks cute doesn't it. Just wait until it enters adulthood and grows an attitude
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The Odd Couple

March 07, 2015 - Could have been Florida in the winter, but this shot was taken in Michigan in the summer.
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Hide & Seek

March 06, 2015 - This big cats eyesight is far superior to ours, so he'll see you long before you'll see him. If that's not enough of an...
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My What Big Feet...

March 05, 2015 - Every time I see a new puppy I check the feet to see how big that cute little pup is going to be. I also have fun with p...
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Movement & Motion

March 05, 2015 - The baitfish were in close thanks to an onshore wind, and these young pelicans were taking advantage of the easy meal....
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Stepping Out

March 04, 2015 - This ibis was having a great time prancing around and cooling off. Sunny and 80+ today.
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Thank You, Thank You & Thank You

March 03, 2015 - I still can't quite believe that I received 3 ribbons out of 6 entries. It was only a year ago, I couldn't get by the ju...
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Sneaking Up

March 02, 2015 - This looks like a perfect ambush in the making. Glad I was in a boat even though the sides were only about a foot and a...
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Running Silent

February 26, 2015 - Couldn't tell if he was moving away from us or gathering speed to turn on us as we were only about 15 feet away and drif...
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Raccoon Kit

February 26, 2015 - Too cute for words.
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Pounce

February 25, 2015 - Moments like these are hard to capture, but Jeff had us in position. All we had to do is be ready and not get over excit...
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Come a Little Closer

February 25, 2015 - Just biding his time patiently waiting for someone or something to get a bit closer.
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Here's Lookin' at You

February 23, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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Snowbird Arrival

February 22, 2015 - Just west of town just before winter really sets in up north.
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On the Rocks

February 21, 2015 - These juvenile pelicans were taking it easy knowing that they were facing strong onshore winds. I know it was tough for...
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Protecting the Young

February 20, 2015 - It takes a while to build a nest this size. Look closely & you can see the baby's head peaking over the edge.
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Playtime

February 19, 2015 - Wolves are very social animals. There was some serious "rough housing" going on here, but it turned out to be playtime b...
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Curiosity

February 18, 2015 - Heading back to Idaho after an eye opening trip through parts of the Canadian Rockies. Happened to pass this herd on a s...
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Drifting Along

February 15, 2015 - The sea otter spends most of its time in the water. Typically they eat, sleep mate, etc. in the water but, in some locat...
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I Am Tiger

February 11, 2015 - After a quick run this guy decided to let us know he was a real tiger at heart. A growl ascending to a roar.
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Pure Power

February 09, 2015 - The agility, speed and power of this cat were something to behold.
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Big Thirst

February 05, 2015 - Irrespective of where you may be, the eye of the wolf is upon you.
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Grinnin' Gator

January 31, 2015 - He's not thinking about a football here in Florida. He's looking at you thinking about dinner
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Mountain Lion

January 30, 2015 - Speed and power.
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Crane

January 29, 2015 - These cranes frequently give a loud trumpeting call that suggests a French-style "r" rolled in the throat, and they can...
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Raw Power

January 27, 2015 - This is one of my better shots of this tiger taken last year at the "DDD Game Farm" in Montana. Actually it is one of my...
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Flying Fish

January 27, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Flying Fish

January 23, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Regal Pose

January 22, 2015 - Talk about timing!
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The Waiting Game

January 21, 2015 - Watched this 'gator inch along at about 10 feet per hour, while the bird tempted it to come closer. After half an hour,...
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Family Time

January 20, 2015 - You do not want to get between " and her "kids".
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Canadian Lynx

January 16, 2015 - Curiosity may have killed some cats, but certainly not this one.
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Curiosity

January 15, 2015 - Heading back to Idaho after an eye opening trip through parts of the Canadian Rockies. Happened to pass this herd on a s...
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Snowbird Arrival

January 14, 2015 - Just west of town just before winter really sets in up north the birds and the people start flocking to Florida.
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Eye of the Tiger

January 08, 2015 - "It's the eye of the tiger It's the thrill of the fight Rising up to the challenge of our rival And the last known su...
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Mirror Image

January 07, 2015 - The gracefulness and tranquility of this mountain lion almost hide its speed and agility. Look closely and you can see t...
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Florida Panther

January 05, 2015 - Caught a glimpse of one of these in the scrub outside our condo one evening, but couldn't get a photo of anything but th...
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Golden Moment

January 03, 2015 - Looking for breakfast, maybe sunny side up.
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Posing Panther

January 02, 2015 - These cats are very elusive and they are protected in Florida. I was fortunate to be able to get up close and personal w...
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Gotcha

December 29, 2014 - I don't remember exactly what this big cat was trying to catch, but if memory serves, it was worth the effort. The cat w...
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Pure Wolf

December 19, 2014 - When a wolf stares at you and starts approaching, you better stay calm and remember you cannot outrun it. It can get ner...
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Can You Hear Me Now?

December 16, 2014 - This was more of a squeak than a howl, but that too will change.
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Raccoon Kit

December 15, 2014 - Too cute for words.
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Family Time

December 14, 2014 - Sure glad I always have my camera at the ready. I lucked out taking a hike in a small wooded area near the city. Guess t...
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All Ears

December 12, 2014 - You just never know what you're going to find walking a nature trail. This little fawn was very focused; probably more...
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Pounce

December 09, 2014 - Totally focused; poetry in motion.
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Water Monitor

December 08, 2014 - Sure glad there was some glass between this guy and me. He had a look of hunger in his eye and will eat just about anyth...
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Amur Leopard

December 05, 2014 - What a rare privilege I had to spend time capturing the spirit of this big cat. The Amur Leopard almost became extinct i...
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Really Big Cat

December 04, 2014 - This adolescent leopard must have had a high testosterone level as you could feel his intensity and level of pent up ene...
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Self Reflection

December 01, 2014 - This baby badger wasn't too sure about the water, but certainly was interested in its reflection. Maybe that's an animal...
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Leaping Leopard

November 25, 2014 - It finally dawned on me that this leopard jumped higher up the tree than the fence I was standing behind. Fortunately th...
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Hide and Seek

November 19, 2014 - This cat (Canadian Lynx) is one of the best in the art of stealth.
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Perched

November 16, 2014 - You'll find these birds wherever there are pilings, especially if there is any fishing activity nearby. It's a common si...
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Leap of Faith

November 14, 2014 - You're looking at 300 pounds of a potentially dangerous carnivore launched in your direction hoping your telephoto lens...
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Intensity

November 12, 2014 - Watching this tiger run quickly made me realize that a 300 pound cat was something you did not want to target you as the...
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Coyote Pups

November 10, 2014 - Pups at play.
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Coyote Close Up

November 10, 2014 - A group of us were participating in a baby wildlife photo workshop led by Jeff Wendorff at the DDD Game Farm when "Mom"...
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The Lookout

November 09, 2014 - Out looking for birds of prey when we came upon these two vultures who were just looking for easy prey -- any kind of pr...
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Spring Forward

November 08, 2014 - Talk about a perfect 10. This is 300 hundred pounds of pure, focused energy launched at its target. Very exhilarating to...
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Bald Eagle

November 07, 2014 - This eagle was close by and not too happy.
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Posing

November 06, 2014 - Talk about cooperation! This fox preened, posed and stood still for the photographers while we worked to capture its bea...
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Quantum Leap

November 03, 2014 - What an exciting moment to watch this big cat go airborne. Gets the heart rate up when you see something like this first...
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Local Talent

November 02, 2014 - While staying in Glacier National Park, my wife and I were relaxing, sitting on the grass and re-energizing with some tr...
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Pure Wolf

October 30, 2014 - When a wolf stares at you and starts approaching, you better stay calm and remember you cannot outrun it. It can get ner...
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Poised for Action

October 29, 2014 - The head came up, the eyes focused and I quickly moved closer to the group.
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Good Bones

October 28, 2014 - Great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second thought, don't try it.
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Just Having Fun

October 27, 2014 - I'm not sure, but I think after running, leaping, diving, and jumping around for about half an hour, this magnificent an...
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Eye of the Tiger

October 23, 2014 - After reading about tigers' sight, I was feeling pretty good that we were shooting during the day rather than at night w...
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Twist & Turn

October 23, 2014 - I have no idea what this big cat was focused on, but I was looking through the lens focused on him and was fortunate eno...
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Red Tail Hawk

October 22, 2014 - Cruising around west of town and the timing was great for capturing the moment just before this hawk took off.
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Hard Landing

October 19, 2014 - After a majestic leap of the opposite shore, this cat made quite a splash when he hit the water. Not exactly a stealthy...
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Right at You

October 17, 2014 - Very majestic, very focused and very fast. Not much else to say.
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Preening Eagle -1

October 16, 2014 - It's tough enough to find an eagle, but I was even luckier to capture this one preening himself. He took off a couple of...
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X Ray

October 15, 2014 - My FB photographer friend, Amanda Williams encouraged me to enter a photography challenge for black & white photos. Blac...
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Running Wild

October 14, 2014 - Until you get close you don't realize just how fast a 300 pound cat can move. Just hope it's headed in another direction...
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Standing Tall

October 10, 2014 - Maybe because I was looking through the lens, I never saw what attracted the attention of this bobcat. It certainly made...
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Stalking

October 08, 2014 - Stealthy, normally unseen, cautious and always focused. This Canadian Lynx is very elusive.
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My What Big Feet...

October 08, 2014 - Every time I see a new puppy I check the feet to see how big that cute little pup is going to be. I also have fun with p...
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Alaskan Panorama

October 07, 2014 - Left my wife in town and started wandering around in Alaska -- just me and my camera.. Before I knew it two hours had go...
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Eyes on You

October 03, 2014 - Not exactly your average house pet.
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Chillin'

September 30, 2014 - After running around, leaping in the pond and generally working off a bunch of pent up energy, this cat decided to chill...
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Shake It!

September 28, 2014 - More proof that dogs come from the wolf bloodline. Hooch and his buddy Barkley always do this when coming out of the oce...
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On the lookout

September 26, 2014 - Mama obviously was focused on something that aroused her instincts. Her eyes and ears were totally aimed on a specific s...
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Could It Be Peter?

September 24, 2014 - This was an interesting encounter. I'm coming around a bend on a sloping trail looking for birds and almost missed this...
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"Splish Splash"

September 22, 2014 - This guy made quite a splash when his 300+ pounds hit the water. Sure glad I wasn't the bait in the pond. Watching an...
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Is That Me?

September 17, 2014 - Think this cat looks docile? Fooled me for a minute too. Then I saw him take off and leap about 8 feet onto a tree. Deci...
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Bragging Rights

September 16, 2014 - Recently I was one of about 1100 photographers participating in a worldwide challenge in two categories. Now that the...
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Falling from Above

September 06, 2014 - Usually when I'm out with the camera, there are raindrops falling from the sky. I think this brown pelican thought there...
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Family Time

September 04, 2014 - Sure glad I always have my camera at the ready. I lucked out taking a hike in a small wooded area near the city. Guess t...
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Liftoff

August 28, 2014 - Just a lazy day out on the lake drifting along, relaxing and letting the world pass us by when we spooked this blue hero...
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Coyote Pups

August 26, 2014 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha". Irrespective of that, these two were so cute, it was difficult not to reach...
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"Big Bird"

August 22, 2014 - I was taking a walk, in the rain of course, while visiting St Simons Island, GA and found this large duck sitting on the...
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Mule Deer

August 19, 2014 - While visiting in Michigan I escaped from "the mall crawl", grabbed my camera and found a nearby place to reconnect with...
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Xray Vision

August 12, 2014 - I had been tracking this white heron all morning trying to capture an action shot. Even though I had been waiting patien...
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Northern White Pelican

August 10, 2014 - Unlike the native brown pelicans, this;arguer white variety does not dive on schooling fish to acquire a meal. Typically...
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Water Monitor

August 10, 2014 - This "guy" is very appropriately named "Carnivore Extraordinaire" as it will eat anything it can swallow. It also adapts...
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Karate Chop

August 08, 2014 - This guy was cute, curious and very fast. Anyone who has read "The Honey Badger" by Robert Roark knows they are not so c...
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Bald Eagle

August 07, 2014 - I do believe this guy had a bit of an attitude about having his photo taken. He kept turning his head away from the came...
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Black Bear

August 06, 2014 - After spending about 45 minutes photographing this black bear I discovered some interesting facts. It can run at speeds...
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Snowbird

August 05, 2014 - This is the source of the term "Snowbird". This white pelican migrates from the northwestern part of the US each winter...
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Close Up

August 04, 2014 - I don't know who was more curious, this vervet monkey or me. He just couldn't seem to get close enough to the camera. Ma...
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Florida Panther

August 03, 2014 - These panthers are hard to find in the wild in Florida. I managed to catch a glimpse of one in the scrub on the beach in...
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Fat Cat

July 31, 2014 - This tiger almost became extinct in the 1940's when the population declined to less than 50. Today there are about 450 r...
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Regal Pose

July 30, 2014 - Guess I am a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short, posting this photo.
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Red Panda

July 28, 2014 - This "bear-cat" is born blind and deaf, starts reproducing at 18 months and spends about 90% of its life eating and slee...
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Laser Focus

July 26, 2014 - Thanks to the inventor of telephoto lenses. This "cat" was moving fast!! The good news is that it was focused on somethi...
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Guarding the Den

July 24, 2014 - If you look closely, you can see a kit underneath "Mom". Glad I had a telephoto lens 'cause I sure would not have wanted...
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Leap of Faith

July 22, 2014 - When I saw this mountain lion hit the ground running and take a "giant" leap onto this tree, it dawned on me that the lo...
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Which Way Did He Go

July 18, 2014 - This "prairie dog" actually is a good sized rodent that lives in large colonies underground. Even though they are consid...
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Amur Leopard

July 14, 2014 - To be able to photograph this magnificent adolescent leopard up close is an experience I'll never forget. This beautiful...
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Double Cuteness

July 12, 2014 - These kits were so cute, you would have been as tempted as I to reach out and cuddle one or both. Only two problems with...
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Playtime

July 09, 2014 - When these two wolves came running straight at me out of the woods, I was a little concerned about if they were going to...
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On the Prowl

July 06, 2014 - Just before this wolf started to approach, it had been standing on top of a rock looking around. It appeared to be relax...
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