The word was out; snow geese were gathering at Nebraska's Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. Gathering is an understatement, more like a national convention; local naturalists estimated upwards of 500,000. Over 1200 acres of fields and wetlands provide a welcome stopover for migratory water fowl. They are easily heard, but hard to find along the seven … Continue reading Desoto NWR
Waterfowl are plentiful on Sanibel Island off the Gulf coast of Florida. I caught this Little Blue Heron near the shore of one of the many walking trails on the island. It was early morning but the sun was high enough to allow a fast shutter speed: 1/5000 at f8 and ISO 2000. The bird … Continue reading Breakfast
Spring break and the grandkids were out of school, so we piled in the car and headed south. Clear skies, light winds and moderate temps -- a perfect day to witness the massive spring migration of waterfowl at Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge, near Mound City, Missouri. Squaw Creek is an ideal place for the birds … Continue reading Who’s Counting?