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A Green Heron at Hidden Creek-3

May 13, 2022 - What a beautiful bird the Green Heron is. This set of images was taken at Hidden Creek Trail in Normal, Illinois.
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Yellow Warbler at Ewing 2022-2

May 10, 2022 - Yellow warblers, with their vibrant yellow flashes in the shrubs, demand attention every time I come across them. This l...
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Northern Parula Colors

May 08, 2022 - Norther Parula's are gorgeous little migrant birds and I always enjoy their arrival. This particular one seemed to be sh...
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Prothonotary Warbler's Morning Song

May 06, 2022 - Nothing like walking the trail at Centennial Park and hearing a beautiful song through the trees. I managed this photo b...
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Prairie Warbler Taking Flight

May 02, 2022 - I captured this image of the prairie warbler as it was taking off. There is something special about birds and they way t...
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Backlit Red-tailed Hawk in Flight

December 19, 2021 - A beautiful red-tailed hawk with wings spread to show off those sun-lit feathers. Such a dramatic pose for a beautiful h...
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Turkey Turkey Day

November 25, 2021 - An image of a male turkey all puffed up taken in the Spring. I figured today was the perfect day to dig it up and edit a...
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Tucked into the Trees

November 08, 2021 - Beautiful scene of a barn tucked in among the colorful Autumn trees.
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Golden-crowned Kinglet Blending In

November 03, 2021 - I like this angle showing off the colors of the beautiful Golden-crowned Kinglet even if it was blending in nicely with...
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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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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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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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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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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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Magnolia Warbler-3

September 23, 2021 - The, always beautiful, magnolia warbler.
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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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Female Blue Grosbeak-1

June 30, 2021 - This female blue grosbeak has become one of my favorite little birds. Unlike the male blue grosbeak, she has been very a...
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Magnolia Warbler Looking for Bugs

May 27, 2021 - I know I got in a little late on the warbler action this year and pretty much only saw a few varieties. The magnolia war...
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Posing Scarlet Tanager

May 24, 2021 - I was in awe of this posing scarlet tanager in beautiful evening light last Wednesday. Despite having vibrant colors, he...
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Saturday Morning in Central Illinois

February 27, 2021 - The full moon was beautiful this morning. I found this sleepy little farm north of Bloomington, IL to make this image....
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Sunny Afternoon Snack

March 16, 2020 - One of my favorite little birds to watch during the hot mid-summer months is the goldfinch. Their high-pitch chirp and t...
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Bottoms Up

August 23, 2016 - My in-laws planted sunflowers in their garden this year and the gold finches are loving the fresh seeds. Such a beautifu...
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