Category Archives: Birds


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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April — Owls and More

One of the nice things about April in the desert southwest is the new birth of animal life, especially the birds. This April I was very fortunate to find some Great Horned Owlets nestled into […]

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March — Spring is for the Birds

March brought some early rainy days, but later in the month the skies cleared and brought out many birds in and around the Scottsdale, Arizona area. Spring is a great time for getting out and […]

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February Favorites

I try to take photographs of wildlife nearly every day if my schedule permits and the weather cooperates. Birds continue to be one of my favorite subjects, and here are a few I’ve taken during […]

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