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Red-bellied Woodpecker

November 22, 2017 - It's been a long while since I have posted on my blog. It has been a very busy summer and fall and time has been short f...
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Dickcissel

June 17, 2017 - Saturday morning I headed out at 6am with a specific goal in mind...find and photograph an Eastern Meadowlark. I stopped...
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Canada Warbler

June 11, 2017 - A colorful, active warbler of northern forests, the Canada Warbler spends little time on its breeding grounds. It is one...
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Northern Parula

June 09, 2017 - This small warbler is often hard to see as it forages in dense foliage of the treetops. However, it is easy to hear; the...
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Green Heron

June 03, 2017 - From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden...
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Common Yellowthroat

June 02, 2017 - A broad black mask lends a touch of highwayman’s mystique to the male Common Yellowthroat. Look for these furtive, yello...
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American White Pelican

May 28, 2017 - Sunday morning found me at one of my favorite spots in search of Wilsons Warbler images. I had my hopes up since I had t...
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Magnolia Warbler

May 28, 2017 - Spring migration is the best time for us to get out and spot birds we may not see the rest of the year. Some stay hidden...
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Eastern Towhee

May 26, 2017 - Our forest management over the years is paying off by rewarding us with new backyard birds. One of the latest additions...
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Rites of Spring

April 01, 2017 - Hi Folks! Think for a minute on what a person would have to do in order to capture an image of a Ruffed Grouse out in t...
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Pine Grosbeak

January 14, 2017 - The winter season has not been a friendly one for photography. Cloudy skies on the weekends and cold temperatures just s...
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Bohemian Waxwing

November 18, 2016 - In contrast to many other bird species, the Bohemian and Cedar waxwings are what I call "ceramic" birds. Their feather d...
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American Tree Sparrow

September 03, 2016 - The first heavy snowfalls of the winter often bring large flocks of American Tree Sparrows to bird feeders. This bird is...
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Chestnut-sided Warbler - First Fall Female

August 27, 2016 - Late summer and Autumn brings the return of the migrating birds as they travel along long known routes that bring them f...
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Red-headed Woodpecker

August 20, 2016 - It has been a busy past several weeks, but I plan to get back into the groove of regular posts now that fall migration i...
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Common Wood Nymph

July 16, 2016 - The Common Wood Nymph is very abundant in our state during July. Below, this brown butterfly has two large eyespots on t...
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Chestnut-sided Warbler

July 10, 2016 - I always enjoy it when I can create a better image of a bird, mammal, landscape, verses what I have captured in the past...
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Veery

July 02, 2016 - I was fortunate to have this Veery approach so close. These are normally fairly shy and elusive birds of the forest, so...
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Slide Show

June 18, 2016 - I have been working on a slide show of some of my favorite images that I have captured and set it to music. Check it out...
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Baby Face

June 04, 2016 - This spring as I made trips to my work shed, I was greeted by momma Robin sitting on her nest. I am not sure if it's the...
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Coyote

May 29, 2016 - Sometimes having the camera sitting on the truck seat on the way to work pays off. This week I took a favorite detour on...
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Gray Catbird

May 28, 2016 - In addition to the feline-like mewing calls that earned it its common name, the Gray Catbird not only has an extraordina...
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Caspian Tern

May 27, 2016 - Todays blog post is dedicated to a friend and family member who is at Mayo clinic undergoing cancer treatment. Life will...
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Leucistic Pine Siskin

May 23, 2016 - In todays post, I am sharing a photo of a Pine Siskin that has been visiting our feeders the last several days. Pine Sis...
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Blue-winged Teal

May 07, 2016 - Watching the Blue-winged Teal swim past, one has to wonder how they got their name because you do not see any blue on th...
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Ring-necked Duck

April 23, 2016 - I was having some fun trying to capture an image of this Ring-necked Duck as it popped up to the surface after diving un...
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Song Sparrow

April 23, 2016 - The sparrow species derives it name from its colorful repertoire of songs. Enthusiasts report that one of the songs hear...
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

April 16, 2016 - Saturday was a great day with warm temps, sun, and recent South winds bringing in a lot of migrant birds. Looking at dop...
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Swamp Sparrow

April 09, 2016 - The Swamp Sparrow is a common breeder in wet habitats across eastern North America and Canada west to the Yukon and Brit...
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Bufflehead

April 01, 2016 - The smallest diving duck in North America, the Bufflehead is a close relative of the Common and Barrows Goldeneye. Males...
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Northern Shrike

March 26, 2016 - Photo of the Day courtesy of Wayne Rundell: I will be leading a program again this year for the Chequamegon Bay Bird and...
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Mallard

March 18, 2016 - The Mallard is perhaps the most familiar of all ducks and occurs in the wild across the Northern Hemisphere. Sometimes w...
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Trumpeter Swan

March 12, 2016 - Being North Americas heaviest waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan is a sight to behold. This species has made an incredible co...
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Eared Grebe

March 04, 2016 - This image of an Eared Grebe is the last in the Grebe mini-series. I have captured four different Grebe species so far i...
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Horned Grebe

February 19, 2016 - Welcome to all of my new friends who have recently joined the blog and thanks to all who have been part of this from day...
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Pie-billed Grebe

February 13, 2016 - To start off this post, I would like to let everyone know that I have recently become a member of the Chequamegon Audubo...
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

January 08, 2016 - WIth the mild weather turning up local sightings such as a reported Rose-breasted Grosbeak, we realize we are truly expe...
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Merry Christmas Snowy Owl

December 24, 2015 - An icon of the far north, the Snowy Owl has gained a celebrity status for it's occasional winter forays into northern US...
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Barred Owl

December 19, 2015 - The Barred Owl’s hooting call, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” is a classic sound of old forests and treed s...
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Red Fox Kits

December 18, 2015 - I enjoy capturing images of all types of nature and wildlife. One of the most memorable photo safaris that I was ever on...
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

December 11, 2015 - This attractive woodpecker is found throughout the Eastern half of the United States, and has expanded its range both no...
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Blue Jay

December 04, 2015 - If it wasn't for its supposed darker side, the Blue Jay would arguably be one of the prettiest birds visiting your backy...
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Common Redpoll

November 28, 2015 - Every other year, spruce, birch, and other trees in the Northern forests fail to produce a good crop of seeds, forcing t...
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Tragic News

November 27, 2015 - This weeks news had one particularly disturtubing bit about a pair of Sandhill Cranes shot dead in a field. I cannot com...
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Cattails

November 21, 2015 - We all drive along and see cattails growing in all kinds of wet habitat from the roadside ditch to a beautiful natural m...
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Ring-billed Gull as Art?

November 20, 2015 - One of the most common birds in North America, the medium-sized Ring-billed Gull is distinguished by the black band on i...
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Pine Grosbeak

November 15, 2015 - For a lot of us inexperienced birders and nature lovers, it can be tough to identify some birds. We look in our stack of...
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Porcelain

November 13, 2015 - I always picture Cedar Waxwings and Bohemian Waxwings as porcelain figurines. With their extremely fine feather detail,...
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Common Loon Family

November 12, 2015 - WIth the warm weather we are having in November and tonight with the rain starting, it brought back memories of an outin...
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Bobcat

November 07, 2015 - Sometimes it pays to stop the truck and back up when something just looks odd out of the corner of your eye. I was fortu...
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Black Squirrel

November 02, 2015 - If you ever spot a "black" squirrel, you have actually found a "black phase" Eastern Gray Squirrel. The term describing...
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Redhead

October 31, 2015 - The Redhead is a medium sized diving duck and is native only to North America. What appears to be a gray back and wings...
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Cable Natural History Museum Presentation

October 30, 2015 - Thursday evening, we were fortunate to attend a great presentation by Elsa Hansen, Curator/Naturalist for the Cable Natu...
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Portrait of a Coot

October 28, 2015 - Todays image is one that a lot of us don't get to see very often if ever...a close up portrait of an American Coot. This...
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Pot of Gold

October 23, 2015 - I arrived at work Friday morning at my usual 6 am and was still pleasantly surprised that I could see Venus, Jupiter and...
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Northern Harrier

October 21, 2015 - I have challenged myself to somehow capture a close up of a Northern Harrier in flight as it gracefully floats low over...
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Black-capped Chickadee

October 18, 2015 - Who would think that it would take several hours on-off over the last few days in order to capture a decent image of a B...
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Dark-eyed Junco

October 17, 2015 - There are sixteen subspecies of the Dark-eyed Junco with the Slate-colored bird being the predominate one in our area. L...
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Twin Falls

October 12, 2015 - If you haven't been to Twin Falls in Port Wing, you should take some time to go and see this wonderful landscape. Early...
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Downy Woodpecker

October 11, 2015 - In my haste to post this blog entry, I picked the wrong photo. I had done the write up for a Hairy Woodpecker and then w...
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White-breasted Nuthatch

October 09, 2015 - This crazy bird seems to spend most of its time pointing its body towards the ground with its head twisted at a contorte...
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Purple Finch

October 04, 2015 - Todays photo is an image of a female Purple Finch. For the photographers among us,with fall colors kicking in, we can ge...
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American Tree Sparrow

October 01, 2015 - While the American Tree Sparrow is now migrating through the Northwoods, sometimes the first snows of winter will bring...
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

September 24, 2015 - The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, with it's red, black, and white coloring and soft yellow wash on its underparts, is a stri...
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Pine Barrens

September 23, 2015 - My intent with todays photo is to bring us all back to a day in the history of what is now part of the Chequamegon-Nicol...
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Winter Wren

September 20, 2015 - Todays subject for Photo of the Day is the Winter Wren. There is a small pine plantation adjacent to the back of our pro...
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Yellow-rumped Warbler

September 18, 2015 - Earlier this week we were overrun with White-throated Sparrows, and Friday afternoon it was the Yellow-rumped Warblers t...
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Red-headed Woodpecker

September 10, 2015 - The Red-headed Woodpecker is the only member of it's family that has a completely red head. They forage for nuts and ins...
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