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Category Archives: Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird – When we are in Custer State Park we like to go out to the airport early in the morning and photograph the nesting Mountain Bluebirds.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds – The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrive in May and are around most of the summer. For some reason I don’t photography them very frequently. On this particular day I was photographing some other birds when the hummingbird started feeding on a flower right in front of me.

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Sandhill Cranes – I typically photograph Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows. However, in the spring when the cranes return I participate in the annual crane count. This show was taken at my count location, Gilbert Creek wildlife area, on a foggy morning.

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Trumpeter Swans – Every winter my wife and I drive over to Hudson, Wisconsin to photograph the Trumpeter Swans and one of the areas of open water on the Saint Croix River.

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Northern Cardinal – One of my favorite activities in the winter is photographing birds during a snowstorm. The Northern Cardinals usually turn up at my feeders early in the morning and late in the evening when the light levels are too low for photography. The exception is during a snow storm when they are frequent visitors.

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Several years ago we were in Custer State Park in the spring and driving around the wildlife loop we found a large number of Mountain Bluebirds nesting along the road by the airport. We happened to find them in the evening when they were backlit by the sun. We decided to drive back out to the airport early in the morning and photograph them in the morning light. We did the same thing again this year.

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