Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sandhill Cranes Dancing

Crane Dancing, the glue that keeps Sandhill Crane pairs bonded. Continue reading

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Two Hours with the Birds

Two hours in a photographers day Continue reading

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Handholding a long lens

How to handhold any telephoto lens Continue reading

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A Red-tailed Hawk’s first flights (Part 2, getting better)

The Juvenile Red-tail Hawk’s flying abilities rapidly improve Continue reading

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A Red-Tailed Hawk’s first flights (Part 1, getting started)

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk’s tenuous first flights. Continue reading

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Why do bird wings flap?

Birds flap their wings for two reasons, to lift themselves up and to thrust themselves forward. Continue reading

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Hawks along the Freeway

It’s unusual to find Hawks hunting along freeways, but these two were. Continue reading

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Spoonfeeding Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron chicks are big and grabby, but someone has to feed them. Continue reading

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