Category Archives: Birds

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2023 Calendar Photo Winner

I’m honored to announce that one of my photographs was selected as one of 12 photographs to be included in the Arizona Game and Fish (AZGFD) annual calendar. For more than 15 years AZGFD has […]

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Gambel’s Quail Chicks – Harbingers of Spring

Distinctive, elegant, iconic – words you can easily apply to the adult Gambel’s Quail of the Sonoran Desert. Adorable, loveable, and just plain cute are words that describe their chicks. Springtime in the desert is […]

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Portal Arizona – A Bird Photographer’s Paradise

What, you’ve never heard of Portal, Arizona? Well, if you enjoy bird watching, bird photography or just plain “getting away from it all”, I think you need to Google it. I visited there for a […]

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American Kestrels – Pint-sized Hunters

These pint-sized residents of our Sonoran Desert have a body length of around 10 inches and weigh in at about 5 ounces which makes them North America’s smallest falcon. But don’t let their diminutive size […]

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Breakfast at the Burrow

Burrowing Owls are some of the most expressive and endearing owls you’re likely to find. Here’s a little captioned photo story of a typical Burrowing Owl family’s breakfast time at the burrow. I hope you […]

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The Endearing Inca Dove

Unless you look carefully, you may never know you’ve seen an Inca Dove even though they are relatively common throughout the Sonoran Desert. At first glance, they look much like the more common Mourning Dove. […]

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Burrowing Owls

I’ll bet that the first time you see a Burrowing Owl, you’ll smile. These small owls with big yellow eyes seem to look directly into your soul. Unlike most other owls, Burrowing Owls – as […]

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Great Horned Owlets

Spring brings nature’s babies, and few babies are cuter than Great Horned Owlets. The following photographs were taken over about a three-week period. They demonstrate how fast these young owls grow, and ultimately fledge. Their […]

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Bald Eagles on the James River

Last week I was fortunate to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons and Ospreys along Virginia’s James River near Richmond. My wife Pam and I were in Virginia to attend […]

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Hot Off The Press

I’m very happy to have one of my photographs appear on the cover of the Netherlands Ornithologists’ Union’s latest edition. It features my photograph of a Cactus Wren. Ardea – the journal’s title – is […]

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