Chestnut-sided Warbler with a Moth

September 30, 2021 - Sometimes I get lucky with when I catch a warbler with an insect but I feel very blessed when I get bird, insect, and st...
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Black-throated Green Warbler Approaching a White Oak Tree

September 28, 2021 - This black-throated green warbler would hop from branch to branch in this white oak tree, but when it did, it would hove...
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Red-tailed Hawk Flyby

September 27, 2021 - I had this great look of a red-tailed hawk as it flew by. The shot wasn't easy to get with the back light and how fast t...
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Great Blue Heron at Centennial Park in Heyworth Illinois-3

September 26, 2021 - Great Blue Heron at Centennial Park in Heyworth, Illinois.
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Hummingbird Finds a Web-2

September 26, 2021 - This series of ruby-throated hummingbird images was one of the coolest hummingbird experiences I've been able to observe...
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Bay-breasted Warbler Hunting an Ant

September 25, 2021 - This ant had no idea what was about to hit it. The bay-breasted warbler was looking under every leaf in its path. I woul...
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Magnolia Warbler-3

September 23, 2021 - The, always beautiful, magnolia warbler.
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Fall Palm Warbler

September 22, 2021 - I was pleasantly surprised to see some palm warblers flying back and forth from the corn field to the trees along a rura...
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Beautifully Backlit Great Egret

September 21, 2021 - The sun was heavily back-lighting this beautiful Great Egret making it difficult to get a good exposure, but I do love t...
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Great Egret with a Fresh Catch

September 20, 2021 - I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful Great Egret at Lake Evergreen a couple of days ago (9/18) as it was f...
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Black-throated Green Warbler on the Attack

September 19, 2021 - The Black-throated Green Warbler wasted no time going after this unsuspecting insect that invaded its airspace.
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Late Summer Sunrise in Illinois

September 18, 2021 - This morning's sunrise was as beautiful as ever with a striking dramatic sky. Love when the clouds reflect that fiery or...
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Eastern Wood-Pewee-5

September 17, 2021 - I really enjoyed a 20 minute log photo session with this Eastern Wood-Pewee at Ewing park on 9/13/21. It has a perfect l...
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Small but Beautiful-6

September 17, 2021 - It is important to stop and enjoy the beauty in the small things in nature while out birding. There is always so much li...
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Black-throated Green Warbler Posing

September 16, 2021 - Its always nice when you know a little warbler is moving among the leaves and you prefocus on a spot just hoping and wai...
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Blackburnian Warbler Wings Up

September 15, 2021 - I caught this blackburnian warbler just as it landed on this limb showing off the beautiful colors and markings on its s...
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Double-breasted Cormorant Panoramic

September 15, 2021 - 3 Double-breasted Cormorants in this panoramic image at sunrise.
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Vibrant Canada Warbler

September 14, 2021 - I was so excited that this little Canada Warbler popped out of the leaves to give me a good look. I usually don't get a...
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Beautiful Doe Along the Kickapoo Creek

September 14, 2021 - I was looking for warblers high up in the trees so intently that I almost missed this beautiful doe watching me through...
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Double-crested Cormorant at Sunrise

September 13, 2021 - A Double-crested Cormorant enjoying a beautiful sunrise at Heyworth Centennial Park in Central, Illinois.
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Snacking Squirrel at Ewing Park

September 12, 2021 - This squirrel was so cute as it was eating its snack in the tree, quite loudly I might add. I could help but smile as I...
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Black-and-white Warbler at Ewing Park-2

September 12, 2021 - The black-and-white warbler doesn't get always get a much attention as the more colorful warblers, I really do love thei...
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Black-throated Blue Warbler

September 11, 2021 - I was so very excited to see this warbler this morning at Heyworth Centennial Park. This black-throated blue warbler was...
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Golden-winged in Golden Light

September 09, 2021 - This beautiful golden-winged warbler gave a very nice pose looking into the light.
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Red-eyed Vireo Profile

September 09, 2021 - I love when the light hits the eyes just right showing off the beautiful red eyes of these vireos.
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A Nashville and Tennessee Warbler

September 08, 2021 - Sweet little Tennessee Warbler...I saw this bird the same day I found a Nashville Warbler. Yes!
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Black-throated Green Warbler Browsing the Web

September 07, 2021 - I saw more little warblers and even a hummingbird looking at spider webs for insects in could steal. They were browsing...
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Golden-winged Warbler Attacking an Insect

September 06, 2021 - I had a fun time watching this golden winged warbler checking all of the dead leaves of this tree looking for breakfast.
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Mourning Warbler

September 05, 2021 - I was very excited to find this mourning warbler this morning on a very nice and cool day. With the crisp 59 degree in t...
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Killdeer

September 04, 2021 - Killdeer were very active in the flooded fields I was photographing around Bloomington/Normal. While this large plover i...
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American Redstart -2

September 02, 2021 - I'm seeing a bunch of American Redstarts lately, which means more and more warblers should be migrating through now. Her...
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Least Sandpiper

September 01, 2021 - This little shore bird is a Least Sandpiper, I believe. It was much smaller than the other shore birds and stuck to the...
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