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Some days when you go birding at a National Wildlife Refuge like Montezuma you see a smattering of everything. There are some ducks. Shorebirds are foraging along the shallows. Raptors are soaring overhead. And there are songbirds in the trees. On other trips to the wildlife refuge the trip feels more like, and now presenting the star of our show…. On days like this there are often still a lot of birds… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 152. Today I was trying to get things done around the house that I hadn’t been able to due to the weather. That meant mowing the lawn. The grass had gotten pretty high and wild looking after all the rain we have had put the kibosh on getting caught up on the mowing shores. I slowly tried to chew threw the grass with the push mower…. Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 151. Today was another fun day of birding at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. There are so many great reasons to visit Montezuma. There are many great birding sights that await you when you arrive. However, often there is no way to know what you will actually see. But, showing up this time of year often ensures you will at least see the Purple Martins. There is… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 146. Today I spent most of the day birding at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. I had such a fun time. So many fun bird sightings. I took way too many photographs. I will have plenty to share with you all in the future. I typically go to Montezuma hoping to see birds I associate mostly with wetlands, like ducks or wading birds. I especially enjoy seeing… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 145. Today I started teaching a cell phone photography course at 171 Cedar Arts in Corning. So my plan for photography today was to get to Corning early and sit in the park and wait to see what would happen. I took my entire camera bag to the park to sit for an hour before I was going to go teach class. I didn’t know what… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 138. Today I decided to do something a little different. Most days I get up early before work. Usually I am getting up early sol I have time to exercise before work. Today was a day I am supposed to take off to rest. I looked outside and saw the birds in the morning sun. Then it occurred to me that today is my rest day…. Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 135. Today I taught a wildlife photography workshop at 171 Cedar Arts. We spent the first half of the day talking about wildlife photography. Then we went outside to see if we could find some wildlife to photograph. Hoping for some opportunities to practice what we had talked about. The plan was to walk across town and over the walking bridge. A great place to stop… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 126. I most frequently do my birding from home. But today I wanted to make a concerted efort to go out birding someplace other than at my hosue. I wanted to go out and hopefully see some of the birds I am seeign people reporting. I decided to visit one of our beautiful local parks, Sperr Memorial Park. This is not only a beautiful park, but… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 114. Today was a pretty cool day of photography. Not because I created any particularly nice images. But because today I lead my first Photography Walkabout Class with 171 Cedar Arts. Today we were at Spencer Crest Nature Center. We focused on photographing birds. And we were fortunate to see a lot of those birds. We saw Canada Geese swimming on the pond. There were tree… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 112. The last two times I was at Eldridge Park there were lots of great birds there. Birds that I had been looking for the past three weekends. Birds that I would really like to photograph. However, during he last two visits I was not there for photography and I did not have my camera. Since I had been seeing good bird activity I wanted to… Read More

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