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Walks With Wildlife

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Walks With Wildlife

This week has been a glorious week, the snow is melting and the temperatures are comfortable.  I have resumed my weekly walks with wildlife. Welcome spring and more wildlife and plant life to point my lens at.

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0 In Elk Deer Moose/ Wisconsin Wildlife Photography

You Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb

You Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb - When you see a large patch of white in an area that has no snow, you have to investigate.  Low and behold - it isn't snow!  It is Snow White though :)

You Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb
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Early spring there isn’t much color, everything is brown with a little green. Bored with the regular walking paths and nature areas I decided to take my neighbor up on his offer and walk their new property of 50 acres.

When you see a large patch of white in an area that has no snow, you have to investigate.  Low and behold – it isn’t snow!  It is Snow White though 🙂

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0 In Midwest Photography/ Small Birds/ Wisconsin Wildlife Photography

We Have Some New Birds Arriving

We Have Some New Birds Arriving


We Have Some New Birds Arriving

Finally, spring is upon us!  We have some new birds arriving and some lingering winter bird visitors still with us.

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Night Heron Fishing

Night Heron Fishing Wildlife Photography Print

I don’t sit and stay long in one place. I am a wandering fool.  I capture what is in front of me, or what I happen to run into on my explorations. There is something to be said for enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting at the edge of a pond or lake. Nothing rushed, nor expected.  Just out enjoying the environment and sipping coffee. Perfection.  Bliss.

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Mama Pelican is Proud

Mama White Pelican is Proud Wildlife Photography Print

Mama Pelican is Proud

Ever so often I get the chance to capture something extraordinary that is wildlife related on camera. Let’s face it, Wisconsin doesn’t have items that are all that rare.  But, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying them.

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Northern Shoveler Ducks

Northern Shoveler Ducks

Northern Shoveler ducks are unmistakable in the northern hemisphere visually due to its large spatulate bill.

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Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Normally, we start looking for Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin around March 12th. The weather has been pretty warm for this early in the season. It seems that many species of migratory birds I have been seeing anywhere from a week to three weeks ahead of schedule.

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0 In Videos/ Waterfowl & Shorebirds/ Wisconsin Wildlife Photography

Common Goldeneye Drakes Trying to Impress the Hens

Common Goldeneye Drakes Trying to Impress the Hens:

The displays that males do to gain a female’s attention are impressive. Some, will even make you laugh out loud when you witness them for the first time.

Even though this posting is mainly on mallards, we have plenty of ducks that breed in Wisconsin. Below is a video of common goldeneye drakes trying to flatter the hens.

I always tell my daughter when the ducks are doing what I call the, “The Pick me! Pick me! Dance.” It is the one thing that I think she enjoys watching.  Otherwise, birds are not her cup of tea.

Unless I can assure her that there is going to be a good, WWE Smackdown goose fight. Then, she would be right there watching with me. Never heard someone laugh so hard over geese fighting in all my life. She is a barrel of laughs.

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Ducks Rocks Rebar Oh My

Ducks Rocks Rebar Oh My

Say it quickly with me ducks, rocks, rebar oh my.  This week has been interesting to say the least. It started off traversing rocky shoreline, while photographing the diving ducks along the bay. Ended with a black eye and broken camera screens.

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Double Crested Cormorant

Double Crested Cormorant

I heard this double crested cormorant was hanging around in Green Bay, Wisconsin this winter. There had been few sightings reported. I just never saw him, until today.


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Locked on to Female Mallards in Flight

Locked on to Female Mallards in Flight

Today, is all about the female mallard. Spending some time locked on to female mallards in flight.  Testing out some new settings. To see if I can capture excellent images with the Canon 6D.  I have been having issues locking onto birds in flight.  There is a delay between the camera and lens when capturing in flight images.  Today, I’d like to gain knowledge on how to make a solid connection. 

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Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot Seagulls

Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot Seagulls

Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot Seagulls. I bet I got your attention! Shoot, as in a photograph. The migratory bird act protects all bird species except those that have a specific hunting season. So, I’m talking about, …photograph 🙂

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