Nature and Wildlife Photography
by Teresa Taylor
Osprey A splash of color in early September as the Kokanee salmon are spawning in North Idaho. Relaxing days on the lake for photographers who wait patiently to capture an Osprey dive into the lake and fly off with a red salmon.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...