Owl Luck!

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in Birds | No Comments
Owl Luck!

2017 has been a HOOT!  Had two incredible Owl sightings that resulted in great photo ops. I traveled half way across my state of Michigan to check out a location where one of my favorite Owls has been sighted on a daily basis. Short-eared Owls are the most diurnal of all the northeastern owls. They […]

Fascinating Northern Saw Whet Owl – Darn Cute!

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 in Birds | One Comment
Fascinating Northern Saw Whet Owl – Darn Cute!

A good winter activity to get me out on the trails is searching for Northern Saw Whet Owls wintering here in Southeast Michigan.  Seamingly aligned with the first snow fall these cute little owls begin to be spotted after leaving their Northern breeding territory and heading South RANGE SIZE Length: 8″ ave. Wing Span: 17″ ave. […]

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Birds | 6 Comments
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

A bright wintery day…Why not visit a refuge!!! http://www.fws.gov/refuge/shiawassee/ Michigan is home to a natural wonder in Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. Located in the outskirts of Saginaw, just a short drive to the Northwest from Flint,. This central location places it in everyone’s backyard especially if you live in the Lower Peninsula. It is a […]

Tawas Point – Piping Plover – Bling

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Birds | 9 Comments
Tawas Point – Piping Plover – Bling

” The Federal endangered piping plover occasionally breeds at the park. Tawas Point has been designated by the National Audubon Society as an “Important Bird Area”. “ ” Recovery actions in Michigan, aided by many volunteers, has helped the plover population to steadily increase. “ After reading of this years Piping Plover nesting results at […]

May & June 2014 Outings

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Birds | 4 Comments
May & June 2014 Outings

It’s been a trying year, not getting out nearly as much as I would like. Sharing the keepers from trips to Stoney Creek Metro Park & the Port Huron State Game Area. The two month highlight was a Prothonotary Warbler at Holland Ponds in Shelby Township. Indigo Bunting (Morning Dew) Eastern Kingbird Blue-winged Warbler Eastern […]

Detroit – Good Things Happening!

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in Birds | 22 Comments
Detroit – Good Things Happening!

Back in 2011 I had a fun work project to photograph some of Detroit landmarks with an objective to make prints for the office. Boy, times have changed since then, some presenting big challenges. …. With recent positive news and good things appearing to be happening in “The D”, I’m encouraged and hopeful for Detroit! […]

Snowy Owl Macomb County 12-27-13

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Birds | 5 Comments
Snowy Owl Macomb County 12-27-13

  The Snowy Owl irruption of 2013-14 has made big news in the bird forums and even onto some national telecasts.  Sightings are being reported in record breaking numbers with the highest concentration being in the North Eastern States and include record reports across Michigan.  So far Macomb County is lagging behind other Michigan counties, […]

Howell Photography Workshop 10-19-13

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Birds | 4 Comments
Howell Photography Workshop 10-19-13

I meet nature photographer Steve Gettle at MaGee Marsh in May 2009.  Enjoyed talking and shooting Warblers and other birds with him.  Later learned that he lead an annual photography workshop at the Howell Nature Center in Howell, MI.  I took advantage of my open schedule to participate in the workshop this year. The center […]

Kite Boarding – Lake St. Clair Metro Park

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Scenics | No Comments
Kite Boarding –  Lake St. Clair Metro Park

The changing sky colored nicely as the sun was setting during a recent Lake St. Clair Metro Park visit. Pretty setting to photograph this Kiteboarder.