Category: Wildlife

American Bird Conservancy Report

I am especially thankful when I see one of my photographs on a magazine cover. This photograph of a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was on American Bird Conservancy’s 2016 Annual Report. The photographed was taken at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in

Eagle Visions

By looking through an imaginative lens, the allure of unaesthetic images can be freed to create an alternative vision. The different perspective unlocks the unseen beauty of these eagles. Red sky at night, eagles’ delight.

Backwards Tuxedo in a Straw Colored Hat

The bobolink travels over 12,500 miles from southern South America to spend some time at Springbrook Prairie in DuPage County. Its beautiful plumage, often described as a “backwards tuxedo”, a white back and black underparts along with a straw colored

Bird on a Wire

A white dove on a wire dreams of places to go and things to see in the wild blue yonder.

Country Lane Cranes

Its meadows filled with gone to seed ironweed, goldenrod and aster, Country Lane Woods was recently graced with the elegance of two Sandhill Cranes. Crimson-capped, slate gray-bodied with stained rusty-orange feathers and long black legs, these birds stood out from

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August’s Colorful Hues

Typically the colors begin to fade in the sun-drenched month of August. While this is true for most it is not necessarily true for all. Two birds, the Sandhill Crane and Baltimore Oriole, display their colorful hues while soaked in

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Birdyard Migrations

By mid May, migratory birds are well on a northerly path from their winter to summer habitats with the culmination of International Migratory Bird Day on May 11, 2013 (typically the second Sunday in May). As a large variety of

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Hummingbird Migration – 2012

In honor of the first sighting of the hummingbird migration, I felt it was time to update the hummingbird gallery. The birds can be tracked throughout the season at this link Hummingbird Migration. Though hummingbirds appear small in stature, these

Morning Meeting

As I traversed the trails of Maple Lake on a cold December morning, the tips of my fingers began to feel the coldness in the air. As I started to think cold fingers would be the only thing I would

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Hope of Springtime

As winter sets in with its colder days ahead of us, I thought some images of blooming trees with their springtime visitors would provide everyone hope that spring is only 111 days away. The bay breasted warbler nestles itself in

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