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The Flying Jewels

Few birds are as stun­ning as the bril­liant­ly iri­des­cent hum­ming­birds. These bril­liant col­ors that hum­ming­birds seem­ing­ly turn on and off at will are not col­ors made from pig­ments as are the col­ors of paint and ink. And the birds don’t … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Murmuration of Starlings

Star­lings are not the favorite bird of many bird­ers, and I was not par­tic­u­lar­ly fond of them. Despite their green­ish tinged speck­led black coats they are not well liked because they have mul­ti­plied fast and dri­ven out many oth­er small­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Kestrels, the Smallest Falcon

Click on any pho­to to get a larg­er image, use your back but­ton to return. Often mis­tak­en for a Hawk, the Kestrel is too small for a Hawk. This beau­ti­ful bird, a young adult male Kestrel, is the small­est in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A GBH adopts the Wet Look

The weath­er is always a fac­tor in a good pho­to, the sun should be at your back or at least not behind the bird, the wind should not be so high as to blow the bird and you around. But … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Running on the Water

Birds run­ning on water? Well, yes, a num­ber of birds do, pelag­ic birds that live on the oceans sur­face where they feed on plank­ton, fish, – and unfor­tu­nate­ly these days – bits of plas­tic. The Black-foot­ed Alba­tross is one such; … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sandhill Crane Festival

A Sand­hill Crane Fes­ti­val is an inspir­ing event, one you, and the birds, will nev­er for­get. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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