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Nature and Wildlife Photography

by Teresa Taylor

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Osprey

Osprey

American Bald EagleAn Iconic Symbol of America One of the most exciting birds to photograph is the American Bald Eagle. The sights, the sounds, the anticipation…a serious birder is content spending hours watching and waiting for the action. As regal and majestic as...

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Eagles

Eagles

One of the most exciting birds to photograph is the American Bald Eagle. The sights, the sounds, the anticipation…a serious birder is content spending hours watching and waiting for the action.

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Raptors

Raptors

Raptors are birds of prey that feed on live captured prey or on carrion. They have exceptional vision, a hooked upper bill and sharp talons. This group, at the top of their food chain, includes Eagles, Hawks, Ospreys, Falcons, Owls and Kestrels.

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Bird Tales

All Around the Mulberry Bush!

All Around the Mulberry Bush!

Here we go round the Mulberry Bush and All Around the Mulberry Bush are probably the most familiar children’s songs about mulberries! Mulberries are rated as one of the top 7 most important plants for birds by Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology.Quail, wild...

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The Challenge is Real

The Challenge is Real

This adorable little Dark-eyed Junco struggles with his seeds in the snow! He thought he had it and then...it slipped right out of his mouth! Well, that wasn't worth it! Try again... Oh, my, lets try something easier! Ah, ha! Got it! Snow bird, indeed!

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Tufted Titmouse Feeding Time

Tufted Titmouse Feeding Time

The Tufted Titmouse is one of my favorite backyard visitors. They are predicable, reliable and fun to watch. And such a handsome little friend! I’ll hear them coming from various directions and they first land on a branch and check things out. Then they dart over to a...

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Sparrow Paradise

Sparrow Paradise

In 2016 I came across a most endearing little bird about a mile away from home on a damp and foggy autumn morning in the tall grass along side a country road. I never saw another and that image was eventually dropped into my folder labeled ‘birds to ID’ because I...

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Bluebird Bath

Bluebird Bath

Bath time in the backyard is so much fun! This Bluebird was having a great time while I watched from a distance.  There she remained, protecting her home as best as she could. Unfortunately, we know the snake will return to make another attack on her nest, perhaps...

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A Snake in the House!

A Snake in the House!

I had just arrived at Lake Shawnee and noticed a female Bluebird in obvious distress. She seemed to be frantic and she was vocalizing intensely.As she flew to and fro near her house I spotted the intruded who had invaded her home. She dove at the snake and continued...

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Master of Distraction

Master of Distraction

A Killdeer was crossing my driveway with her chicks but when she saw me she began her distraction dance and the babies ran for cover. She started to vocalize her loud piercing call, as if to say ‘Go, kids, go!’ She then began to fan her tail and dance for me as a...

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The Amazing World of Sparrows

Colorful Songbirds

Woodpeckers & Kingfishers

Kansas Landscapes