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Great Blue Heron In Flight

March 07, 2021 - The great blue heron is such a majestic bird. They cast an unmistakable shadow as they fly over.
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Dramatic Ring-billed Gull Catch and Eat

March 06, 2021 - These Ring-billed Gulls can be fun to watch fish. They aren't an eagle but they are quite agile in the air. I love that...
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Ring-billed Gull Suspended in Air

March 04, 2021 - I was able to freeze this moment as the ring-billed gull made a dive and came up empty. The suspended-in-midair pose loo...
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Common Mergansers on the Move

March 03, 2021 - Beautiful male and female common mergansers on the move, low over the water. When these water fowl decide to take off, I...
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Common Goldeneye Landing in a Foggy Mist

March 02, 2021 - Four males and a female common goldeneye flying in on Lake Evergreen with a thin mist on the lake. I believe there is a...
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The Point of No Return

March 01, 2021 - A ring-billed gull diving beak first into the water to fetch a fish that it spotted well above the water. The whole proc...
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Showing Off In Flight

February 28, 2021 - One of the signs of early spring in our area are the numbers of ring-billed gulls fishing in the open waters of frozen l...
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Tufted Titmouse Bath Time-4

February 28, 2021 - How cute is this tufted titmouse bathing in a puddle along the trail? It was enjoying the ice cold bath and then would s...
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Texture

February 26, 2021 - I was struck by the various examples of texture in this scene. The board of the dock leading into the rocks and prairie...
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Fox Stare as the Snow Begins to Fall

February 06, 2021 - I was gifted this encounter with a beautiful fox this afternoon. It was just as the snow started falling. You can see th...
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Pretty Robin in a Juniper Tree

February 06, 2021 - One of my favorite little trees to check this time of year because it attracts all kinds of birds looking for food is th...
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Reflection of Colors

February 03, 2021 - Tonight's sunset was beautiful. I had tonight marked on my calendar for the past week because the app I use indicated th...
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Social Distancing

May 02, 2020 - Peaceful landscape of a fisherman passing the time alone on the lake.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler Pose

May 01, 2020 - The yellow-rumped warblers have been out in numbers! I've enjoyed watching them hop from branch to branch. I have severa...
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Great Crested Flycatcher

April 30, 2020 - I believe this is a Great Crested Flycatcher. If so, this is the first one I've ever seen and I'm super happy I got a ni...
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Red-tailed Hawk Portrait

April 30, 2020 - Check out this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk I came across this evening. I was able to get within 20-30 feet without it flyi...
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Colors

April 30, 2020 - This Ruby-crowned Kinglet is showing up its beautiful colors in this pose.
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Looking to the Sun

April 29, 2020 - I have dozens of images of these pretty little migrating birds. I really like the pose here as he is looking up towards...
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Barred Owl Encounter

April 29, 2020 - This was from last weekend as I was looking for warblers. I heard the amazing Barred Owl call and it felt like he was ri...
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Blue-headed Vireo Posing

April 28, 2020 - This little blue-headed vireo gave a striking pose showing off his beautiful colors and markings.
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Blue-headed Vireo with Lunch

April 28, 2020 - I really enjoyed watching the blue-headed vireo chasing bugs. I was lucky enough to catch him with his catch. Very prett...
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Hawk Eyes

April 27, 2020 - Check out the beautiful eyes of this cooper's hawk. I saw what appeared to be a nesting pair of cooper's hawks...more li...
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Lake Evergreen Juvenile Bald Eagle

April 26, 2020 - American Bald Eagle from this morning on Lake Evergreen. Two crows chased it off so I didn't get a lot of time to photog...
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Lake Evergreen Otter

April 26, 2020 - I was surprised today as I was taking images of a Great Blue Heron on the opposite bank to have this little guy pop up a...
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Pied-billed Grebe on Glassy Water

April 26, 2020 - Sometimes you just get lucky with the right conditions and angle to get a nice reflection. Here is a beautiful little pi...
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

April 24, 2020 - What better bird to photograph on a gray, cloudy, rainy day? A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher! I've never been able to get a dece...
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Red-winged Blackbird Midcall

April 23, 2020 - Red-winged black bird is such an iconic sign of spring in Central, IL. I love hearing their call while driving down a co...
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Tree Swallow on the Lookout

April 21, 2020 - This tree swallow was watching several others darting around over the water waiting for his moment to join the fun.
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Red-bellied Woodpecker Working the Tree

April 21, 2020 - I caught a nice side profile of this red-bellied woodpecker as he was working on this tree as you can see by the multipl...
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Swamp Sparrow Reflection

April 20, 2020 - Swamp sparrow checking out the water and giving me a nice chance to get a reflection images. Such a handsome little bird...
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Tree Swallows Sunning on a Limb

April 19, 2020 - Check out the way these tree swallows glisten in the sun. When they finally sit still for a moment, you can really obser...
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Posing Swamp Sparrow

April 19, 2020 - I have several images of this, surprisingly, photogenic swam sparrow. Usually these little sparrows stay burrowed in alo...
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Tree Swallow on the Move

April 18, 2020 - I love this time of year and the tree swallow is one of the reasons. I love when they return to the downed trees around...
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Scoter with Scaups

April 18, 2020 - I may need help with identifying this bird in front. I believe this is a Surf Scoter? I believe the other two are Lesser...
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Chickadee in Backlit Golden Light

April 15, 2020 - A sweet little chickadee gathering materials for a nest while backlit by golden light.
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American Coot Pair

April 11, 2020 - I finally got a decent image of the eye of an American Coot as he looked back into the even sun. Not the easiest bird to...
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Turtle Time!

April 10, 2020 - Just a row of turtles looking forward to the warmth of early spring.
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A Conversation Between Cormorants

April 09, 2020 - Sometimes photographing these diving waterfowl is like playing whack a mole. They pop up and dive down and usually never...
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Sleepy Pelicans and a Big Yawn

April 09, 2020 - The pelicans were very restful and one even stretched and gave a big yawn. It made me tired just watching them.
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Cormorants at Sunset

April 08, 2020 - Several Cormorants chilling in a tree at sunset makes for a beautiful scene.
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Eastern Towhee Morning Song

April 07, 2020 - I've seen several Eastern Towhees in Central Illinois this week. Here is one giving his all in a morning song.
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Cardinal Enjoying the View

April 06, 2020 - Cardinals were everywhere this weekend when I was hiking. It was the predominate bird I heard and saw flashing from tree...
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Two Ruddy Ducks and a Pelican

April 06, 2020 - I managed to catch two Ruddy Ducks in this scene with the pelican. I didn't know what they were when I first took the im...
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Pelican Heart

April 05, 2020 - Check out these love birds. I do believe that is a Pelican Heart. #together
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3 Amigos of Pelicans

April 04, 2020 - The Pelicans on Lake Evergreen haven't been as photogenic, choosing to stay just out of photo range. I have many images...
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A Beautiful Scaup

April 04, 2020 - I love the colors and markings of this Scaup. I don't know if it is a Greater or Lesser Scaup, so if anyone knows let me...
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American Coots on the Run

April 03, 2020 - Unfortunately many of these water fowl are easily spooked as was the case with these American Coots. As soon as I turned...
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Eastern Bluebird in Golden Hour

April 03, 2020 - This Eastern Bluebird was at the edge of a wooded area and just far enough out to be lit by the beautiful golden hour su...
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Gull vs Double-crested Cormorant Series 1

April 02, 2020 - I love this interaction between the Ring-billed Gull vs the Double-crested Cormorant while catching a fish. It is so ama...
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Mine

April 02, 2020 - This was a fun interaction to capture. I was getting images of Red-breasted Merganser and Cormorants as they were fishin...
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Through the Trees

April 02, 2020 - While on my hike yesterday I took a moment and looked up as I heard a couple of woodpeckers. This is what caught my eye.
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Sneaking Up on a Wood Duck

April 01, 2020 - I just love these ducks but I can never seem to get close enough to them. Today I was finally able to get a few shots be...
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A Blue-winged Teal Pair

March 31, 2020 - Enjoy this image of a beautiful blue-winged teal pair. There were several on this particular evening and usually the sta...
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Goose Lagoon

March 30, 2020 - I found this goose in this little paradise I call Goose Lagoon. It was so peaceful and tucked away in the backwaters amo...
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Pied Billed Grebe on a Rainy Day

March 29, 2020 - The Pied-billed Grebe is such a cute little diving bird. I enjoy watching them as they dive looking for food.
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Anyone Home?

March 28, 2020 - A Downy Woodpecker was hopping from tree to tree looking for a meal. it was funny as he made ti to this tree hole and po...
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Pelicans in a Row

March 27, 2020 - Landscape of 3 Great White Pelicans in a row on a beautiful evening.
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Lake Evergreen Bald Eagle

March 26, 2020 - Here is a local eagle from Lake Evergreen this past week. This is a pretty heavy crop and it was pretty far away but I j...
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Great Blue Heron Fish Sequence 1

March 26, 2020 - There are many wonders in this world but the everyday events in nature are some of the most inspiring to me. This is a s...
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Great Blue Heron in Flight

March 26, 2020 - I was driving along and saw some ducks pretty far out. I pulled over to the shoulder and as I raised my camera to see th...
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Red-breasted Merganser

March 25, 2020 - I saw the male and female red-breasted merganser as I was about to leave. It was the only pair I saw from shore so I fel...
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This Bufflehead was Moving

March 25, 2020 - This female bufflehead flew out of the cove as I approached it. She startled me as much as I startled her. She took off...
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Beautiful Red Tailed Hawk

March 25, 2020 - I spent a good 20 minutes watching and photographing this red tailed hawk stalk a vole, catch it, eat it, and pose. Natu...
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Female Horned Grebe

March 24, 2020 - Here is the female horned grebe to go with the male picture.
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Horned Grebe

March 24, 2020 - This was the first time I have ever seen a horned grebe. While trying to get shots of a common loon, this horned grebe s...
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Profile Pose of a Red Tailed Hawk

March 24, 2020 - A juvenile red tailed hawk giving a side profile view.
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Red Tailed Hawk Dive

March 24, 2020 - The juvenile red tailed hawk in dive mode with wings fully extended. Such a beautiful and graceful process.
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Red Tailed Hawk Stare

March 24, 2020 - I was hoping to sneak up on this red tailed hawk but no luck...he spotted me quite easily. It didn't seem to scare him o...
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Red Tailed Hawk Attack

March 23, 2020 - I spent quite awhile watching this young red tailed hawk at Lake Evergreen this afternoon. I have no idea what he was st...
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Cute Northern Shoveler Couple

March 22, 2020 - I got a really great angle on this northern shoveler couple for a nice reflection as they swam by. It was a challenge be...
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Northern Shovelers in Flight

March 22, 2020 - This is an image I made yesterday (3-21-20) at Lake Evergreen. There were several groups of Northern Shovelers wading th...
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A Hug from a Deer Friend

March 19, 2020 - Sometimes you just need a hug from a deer friend. Capturing interaction between wildlife is always the ultimate reward f...
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Sing Loud this Easter Morning

April 19, 2014 - "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time." Martin Lu...
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Lake Evergreen Common Loon

April 10, 2014 - I've been wanting to get a better image of one of these beautiful migratory birds. This isn't the best image, but I'll t...
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