Eagle Visit

On April 25th I happened to catch a glimpse of large wings overhead as I drove home from the White River marsh where I got a few shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I pulled into a DPW utility drive and got a good look through my long lens. It was a group of three immature…

A Bird of a Different Feather

Toward the end of February I noticed a visitor to our place in the woods that appeared not to belong here. I’m not a birder by hobby although in photographing wildlife, I often run to my reference books to identify unfamiliar birds. Photography is a great way to identify species without having to attempt to…

End of Winter

One of my favorite photography sites is the channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Between autumn and spring there are a few times a year when the conditions are such that the channel is one of the few local areas of open water. It naturally attracts an…

Sharp-Shinned

I usually have to work a little harder to capture wildlife images but this one showed up in the small courtyard outside of our kitchen window the other day. It was a Sharp-shinned Hawk that was likely attracted by one of the chipmunks that often run across the concrete pavers. The hawk was very determined…

Eyes in The Woods

This is one of my favorite trail cam videos. I couldn’t have choreographed it better if I did it myself. It takes place along a walking path in the woods in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. I won’t spoil it. Just watch it and I’ll have a few words below. No, don’t cry wolf. The low…

So Much For Stealth

Try as I might to use stealth in recording wildlife there is always some smart-alecky critter that defeats my efforts.  Being concealed to the point that the animals are unaware of your presence would seem to be a very good approach for video. Not being present at all when the video is recorded would then…

Rare Species Observed

I thought that this would be an appropriate opportunity to publish a few of the more rare examples of species that I’ve captured during the past year.     The Tundra Cardinal is a rare sight since it seldom winters this far south. It is apparently too heavy to fly and has to walk south…