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Hydraulic PTO (Pelican Take Off)

One sure sign of fall in north Louisiana is the arrival of the American White Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants in large numbers.  Such was the case in early November 2007 at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  On this particular day, for whatever reason, thousands of cormorants and hundreds of pelicans decided to land […]

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis appropriately describes this often seen but frequently overlooked bird.  This is a female Red-winged Blackbird.  The wings aren’t red.  Nor is the plumage black.  As is the case so often in the animal world, the male has brightly colored and distinct markings while the female is drably colored.  Blending in with the surroundings […]

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Plum Pretty

Plum Pretty will be on display at the upcoming Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1, 2012 and continues throughout the summer months during regular library hours.  Sponsored by the Friends of Red River, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting and helping the Red River National Wildlife […]

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The Mallards

The Mallards are a featured image in the upcoming art exhibit at Magale Library at Centenary College located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The exhibit runs from June 1st 2012 throughout the summer months and is open to the public during regular library hours.  Sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, the exhibit […]

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Harrier Stare

Photographing birds in flight is always challenging.  They are often too small a target for the autofocus to reliably lock on.  Ducks lifting off the water make wonderful images, but getting them in focus with a background full of trees is not so easy a task.  Out in an open field, the Northern Harrier is […]

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The Birdwalk

The Birdwalk is one of those images that can’t help but bring a smile.  What kind of bird is that?  Those feet are pretty good sized.  Is the bird really walking across the back of an alligator? This image will be part of the upcoming Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College at Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1st throughout the […]

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Egret Ornaments

Here’s an image that’s somewhat different than my typical bird in flight posts.  The title is Egret Ornaments.  This image will be part of the Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1st through the end of August 2012 during regular library hours.  The Friends of Red […]

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Belted

Here’s one of the more interesting birds that can easily be seen at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  This image was taken on Sunday, 22Apr12 in the late afternoon from the boardwalk. The bird is a female Belted Kingfisher.  The male is similar but without the rust colored belly band.  These birds are about the […]

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The Illusionist

Here’s another image that will be part of the Magale library art exhibit this summer at Centenary College of Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1st and continues throughout the summer during regular library hours.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge.  The Friends group is a non-profit group […]

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Sedge in the Hedge

Birds will be well represented at the Magale Library art exhibit at Centenary College of Louisiana.  The exhibit will run from June 1st and continue throughout the summer months during regular library hours.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit friends group that supports and promotes the […]

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