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  • Category: Birds

    Was tracking this Shorty across the late evening sky as it was gracefully working its way above the prairie when it abruptly went vertical to dive toward something it saw or heard below. Will miss these wonderful flying machines . . .

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  • Category: Eagles

    Tags: in flight

    The talons of eagles are impressive, no doubt. According to scientists at HawkQuest in Colorado, a bald eagle's gripping strength is ten times stronger than the average grip of an adult human hand . . .

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  • Category: Birds

    A male Snowy Owl taking in the scenery on a sunny, late winter day.

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  • Category: Birds

    A Short-eared Owl gathers some speed toward the evening sun after diving for a vole.

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  • Category: Birds

    As the largest native waterfowl in North America, and with a wingspan of up to 7 to 8 feet, these elegant swans need a lot of room to take off . . . on water that is: Trumpeters cannot take off on land, only on water. . . .

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  • Category: Birds

    Watching short-eared owls on the hunt is one of life's little joys along the journey . . .

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  • Category: Birds

    Instead of a golden hour, it was more like a few golden minutes. Tom Skilling said the clouds might break toward the end of the day, but they held tight until the very end when the sun finally emerged from the main cloud layer only to sink into another layer of clouds before it disappeared into the horizon . . .

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  • Category: Birds

    The beautiful and agile short-eared owl, giving the look before it floats and swoops above the prairie. Don't worry, I'm not hunting for voles, they're all yours . . .

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  • Category: Invertebrates

    Tags: bees

    Back in September the bumblebees had become quite active around the flowers, and I was watching this one in particular as it collected some pollen from this finch-plucked flower, and then it crawled out onto these two petals and it stopped moving . . . for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then it started its wing machine . . .

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  • Category: Birds

    Did not have many male ruby-throateds visit this year, but was able to capture one during his brief visit. As those who photograph these little beauties know, the right angle determines . . .

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