Autumn Colors have Arrived

October 31, 2021 - And just like that....the Autumn colors have arrived in Central Illinois. This was taken on Lake Evergreen. There are sp...
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Red-tailed Hawk in Morning Light

October 31, 2021 - I saw so many Red-tailed Hawks this morning and most didn't hang around long enough for a photo. This one, however, stay...
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Happy Halloween

October 30, 2021 - I had a fun time taking and editing this image of an old, abandoned farm house in rural McLean County. I thought it woul...
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Orange-crowned Warbler

October 30, 2021 - I don't get to see a lot of these Orange-crowned Warblers, but when I do they are usually late in the season and are str...
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Palm Warbler Vs Spider

October 29, 2021 - I love this image of a palm warbler sneaking up on a totally unsuspecting spider. The second image in this series shows...
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Song Sparrow

October 28, 2021 - While common, song sparrows are still a very beautiful and striking bird. I love all of their dark streaks and patterns.
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Palm Warbler Profile

October 28, 2021 - I just love the sweet, confident pose this little Palm Warbler gave.
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White-crowned Sparrow Glow

October 27, 2021 - I really like the airy, dreamy feel of this image of a White-crowned sparrow. Beautiful bird in a beautiful field.
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Ruby-Crowned Kinglet in Fall Goldenrod

October 26, 2021 - The sea of goldenrod is beautiful in the prairie right now especially when backlit by the sun AND even more so when a pr...
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White-throated Sparrow-2

October 25, 2021 - These White-throated Sparrows were all over the prairie in flocks. Like the white-crowned sparrow, they are a larger spa...
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White-crowned Sparrow-4

October 24, 2021 - The white-crowned sparrow is a strikingly good looking sparrow with the black and white crown on mature birds. They are...
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Morning on the Open Prairie

October 24, 2021 - I was excited to be able to capture this image of an American Kestrel patrolling the prairie for breakfast just before s...
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Harris's Sparrow

October 23, 2021 - The sparrows were in full force in the prairie today around Lake Evergreen. I took 100's of sparrow images. Of course mo...
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Midwest Sunset on Fire

October 22, 2021 - Tonight's sunset was beautiful and vibrant. I will always love and appreciate Midwest sunsets.
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Blue Jay Flyover

October 21, 2021 - While photographing the Osprey on Lake Bloomington, this Blue Jay flew over trying to steal the show. Valiant effort lit...
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Messy Eater

October 19, 2021 - This squirrel was a noisy and messy eater as you can see the crumbs flying. This image was taken at 16000 ISO and I'm so...
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Turkey on the Run

October 18, 2021 - This image was taken on a rainy day in early October as several female turkey were running for cover a tree line as the...
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Swamp Sparrow in Dappled Light

October 17, 2021 - I just love the rich colors and tones in this image of a swamp sparrow. The light was dapple in the thick bushes and ree...
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Great Egret through Fall Leaves

October 16, 2021 - If you have to shoot through foliage, might as well make it pretty, fall colors. While most of our trees haven't changed...
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GBH in Flight at Sunset

October 14, 2021 - A Great Blue Heron in flight is so majestic but even more so in the golden hour sunset.
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Palm Warbler in the Fall

October 13, 2021 - A friendly palm warbler popped in the opening of grass and reeds to give me a nice long look. I was able to get fairly c...
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Swamp Sparrow in some Reeds

October 12, 2021 - I saw the poms of this common reed moving like crazy and so I kept the camera pointed ready to see what bird might appea...
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Red-tailed Hawk Liftoff

October 11, 2021 - Check out this moment as the Red-tailed Hawk was about to take off.
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Red-tailed Hawk Wings Out

October 10, 2021 - I was able to get several images of this beautiful red-tailed hawk this morning. I can't make it out but it was eating s...
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October Sunrise in Illinois

October 10, 2021 - I didn't go out this morning expecting much of a sunrise due to the cloud cover so I was pleasantly surprised to find th...
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Nashville Warbler Blending in with the Goldenrod

October 09, 2021 - It is amazing how many times we walk by these little warblers and don't know they are even there until they fly off. Thi...
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Yellow-rumped Warbler Eating Dinner

October 08, 2021 - Yellow-rumped Warbler enjoying an evening snack of poison ivy berries.
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

October 07, 2021 - These little Kinglets are fast. This Ruby-crowned Kinglet was cute as he would hang from the side of branches like this.
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Fall Goldfinch on some Spent Thistle

October 06, 2021 - This American Goldfinch found a little perch on a thistle plant.
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Northern Flicker Pose

October 05, 2021 - A Northern Flicker in warm evening light is a view to behold!
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Northern Flicker's Flashy Colors

October 05, 2021 - I absolutely love catching a norther flicker with its wings spread in good light. They have such brilliant colors.
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Osprey Eye Contact

October 04, 2021 - I captured this quick glance as the Osprey flew by at Lake Bloomington. I have always loved the Osprey.
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Double-crested Cormorant Swimming By

October 04, 2021 - I got to watch this double-crested cormorant swim quite close to the shore while hiking at Lake Evergreen. I was on one...
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Lake Bloomington Osprey with a Fish

October 03, 2021 - As I was driving around Lake Bloomington, I noticed the Osprey was out circling over the lake. By the time I got to the...
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Posing

October 03, 2021 - A nice closeup of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Posing for me.
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Takeoff

October 02, 2021 - Seeing a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a bare pole so I could get a nice look with no limbs blocking my way was nice but g...
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White-breasted Nuthatch in Autumn

October 02, 2021 - I had just finished hiking one of the trails out at Dawson Lake and was getting ready to leave. As I was closing the car...
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Golden-winged Warbler in the Fall

October 02, 2021 - This brilliant Golden-winged Warbler almost got by me without me getting an image. It is always nice to see one so vibra...
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Common Yellowthroat Basking in the Sun

October 01, 2021 - I wonder why they call them yellowthroats? HA! This little guy was soaking up the morning sun. This was taken out by Lak...
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Black and White Warbler in Action

October 01, 2021 - Action shot of a black and white warbler reaching for a bug that has no idea what is about to happen.
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