Gearheart Elk

Took some time from dog training to take my brother out to the Oregon Coast. We were able to see some of the Gearheart Elk. We did not find them on the beach (which was the photo I was hoping for) but we were still happy with the time we got to observe...

Take Off…From the Great White North

While by Watrous Saskatchewan, in the fall, I love to see the Sandhill Cranes. It is always a thrill to watch them hop and interact with each other. When I get to hear them call as they fly, I am filled with excitement. As they fly south with their stopovers, to eat...

The Throw Away

Since it is the end of the year this is an appropriate photo. I was going through some shots thinking I should delete some. This is one that was not marked to process. I thought “That is one of my better shots of the Golden Crowned Kinglet.” It was set to...

The Big Picture

I have been thinking about the way I look at things lately. The thing I realize about myself is I am a detail person. When I am working herding dogs I focus on each little detail. I notice all these little things that make the whole process work. This makes it hard...

Spruce Grouse Chick

While visiting in Alberta, I went with my brother up to Ram Falls. On the way home we saw a Spruce Grouse with a clutch of chicks. We stopped to photograph them for a little bit. The Hen would try to lead us off while the chicks moved through the brush. She would then...

Spotted Towhee

Was out the other night just at dusk watching a Spotted Towhee catch insects. Here are a couple crops of the same photo as it came to rest in one of the Christmas trees. I tend to prefer the closer study. I find the red eye of the Spotted Towhee fascinating. More...

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