Bald Eagle Catches a Pike
May13

Bald Eagle Catches a Pike

I was fishing on Friday and this bald eagle caught more fish than I did. This shot is about 2 seconds after he caught the...

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Horned Grebe Reflection
May07

Horned Grebe Reflection

This horned grebe was among many on a local pond. The horned grebe is one of my favorite birds and if you get a chance to watch them you will enjoy their interactions and constant fishing....

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Rough Legged Hawk Leaps From Fence
Jan19

Rough Legged Hawk Leaps From Fence

This rough legged hawk was so into his hunting that the bird allowed me to get close enough for this almost full frame shot. Seconds after this jump the rough legged hawk had a...

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Rough Legged Hawk Over Field
Jan19

Rough Legged Hawk Over Field

Ok already I know but I love rough legged hawks. This hawk hunted near my position a few times this afternoon. This just may be the best image I’ve ever taken. I have a few hundred more to check from today though and I’m not checking them now. Right now I’m pretty stoked about this...

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Osprey flies with Sheephead Breakfast
Dec17

Osprey flies with Sheephead Breakfast

The osprey was hunting fish near St Petersburg Florida. This area has an incredible number of osprey!

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Pine Siskin
Dec17

Pine Siskin

I photographed this pine siskin at the Admiral Road feed station in the Sax Zim Bog. On this day I saw a single hawk owl, many bald eagles and rough legged hawks plus the usual suspects redpolls and gray...

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Blue Wing Teal Poser
Nov16

Blue Wing Teal Poser

The blue wing teal is a common puddle duck in Minnesota. This blue wing teal was in Lake Calhoun in downtown...

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Rough Legged Hawk
Sep20

Rough Legged Hawk

This rough legged hawk photo is a major crop job but I still like it. This hawk is hunting just before sundown. Rough legged hawks can be seen in many parts of Minnesota during the winter. They tend to favor open spaces near large blocks of wooded areas. The areas offer the rough legged good hunting opportunities. Rough legged hawks will use the wind to hover over a field while hunting. They also like to perch at the very top of trees...

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Wigeon Hen After the Fall Rain
Sep17

Wigeon Hen After the Fall Rain

I photographed this hen American Wigeon hen in a small lake in Roseville Minnesota. Each fall large numbers of wigeon return to …of all places Roseville.  ...

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Western Grebes Run
Sep15

Western Grebes Run

The western grebe is one of the most enjoyable birds to watch during spring. The western grebes in this photo are running on the water during a courtship display in April. Western grebes can be found in many large lakes in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

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Rednecked Grebes a Courting
Sep15

Rednecked Grebes a Courting

The rednecked grebe is a loud boisterous grebe who nests in many Minnesota lakes just west and north of the Twin City metro. The birds will be found nesting in cattails and on floating...

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Drake Wigeon Calls
Sep15

Drake Wigeon Calls

Drake wigeon calls. The American Wigeon is commonly found puddle duck in the Twin Cities during the spring and fall. In recent years I have personally witnessed large numbers of American Wigeon during the spring and fall with fall offering up the largest numbers of wigeon.

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