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Wyoming Hummingbirds Fighting Photographs

August 04, 2018 - It was one hundred degrees in my favorite high-hide. The breeze blowing in my face felt more like the winds of the Sinai...
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Wyoming Hummingbird Feeding Frenzy Video

July 28, 2018 - Near dark in the Wind River Canyon an event happens that few have ever witnessed. You see, hummingbirds expend so much e...
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New Wyoming Hummingbird Photographs!

July 14, 2018 - There are so many hummingbirds in the Wind River Canyon right now that they drained their favorite feeder in less then 2...
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The Spider and the Wren

June 30, 2018 - Many years ago I sort of inherited an old wren house. It was broken and weathered severely but it had promise to become...
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Living with Marmots in the Wind River Canyon

June 02, 2018 - The Wind River Canyon is a gorgeous emerald green right now. Wildflowers are blooming, birds are singing and building ne...
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The Incredible Broad-tailed Hummingbird in Wyoming

May 19, 2018 - The weather here in the Wind River Canyon has been exceptional for the past three months; haven't had the snowblower out...
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New Hawk Photographs from the Wind River Canyon!

May 05, 2018 - "Keep your camera ready" isn't just a snappy saying that I've written in my Wind River Canyon Blog many times, it's a st...
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Do Birds Kiss?

April 21, 2018 - Living in a magical canyon in Wyoming is an education in and of itself. Wildlife and birds live out their lives literall...
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Springtime in Wyoming

March 24, 2018 - As the northeast part of our country has been experiencing blizzards after snowstorms (four-in-a-row), out here in Wyomi...
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A Red-tailed Hawk and a New Zoom Lens in Wyoming

March 10, 2018 - Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) are neither rare nor endangered and are widespread from Alaska to Central America,...
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A Hawk Arrives in the Wind River Canyon

February 10, 2018 - One early morning, not too long ago, while watching the stock-market do its morning dance from my bedroom in the Wind Ri...
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Wyoming Winter Birds

January 27, 2018 - Wintertime in Wyoming can be wildly brutal, or the weather can be like it is right now, here in the Wind River Canyon, w...
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The Wind River Canyon Christmas Card

December 17, 2017 - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the magical Wind River Canyon. Thank You to everyone that visited my website in...
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My Cute Little Nuthatch Wildlife Story

December 09, 2017 - Last week, while writing my Wind River Canyon Blog, there was a small plink off the picture windows near where my old de...
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My Cabin in the Woods

December 02, 2017 - I saw the Wind River Canyon, for the first time, in my fourteenth year. Coming from the suburbs of Cleveland, "The Heart...
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The Summer I Spent with the Wild Turkeys

November 11, 2017 - Everyone has heard about the elusiveness and intelligence of the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and it's common know...
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The First Blue Jay in the Wind River Canyon

October 28, 2017 - Had a freak accident last week that made it impossible for me to write my Wind River Canyon Blog; I tried to jam three o...
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A Cool Photo I Missed

October 07, 2017 - You'd think the living would be all "Hawaiian Mellow" out here, and at times it's more like being in Middle Earth, then...
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Hummingbirds of the Wind River Canyon Summer 2017 Observations

September 30, 2017 - In the nearly two decades that I've been photographing and studying the hummingbirds that migrate through or nest in the...
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Early Morning September Wyoming Hummingbird Video

September 23, 2017 - The Wind River Canyon has been described in publications as being magical, but living here is much more so. It's a "beau...
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Photographing Raptors In-Flight

September 09, 2017 - The most difficult thing to do with your camera is to try photographing a bird in-flight; I'm not the first one that wro...
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The Amazing Calliope Hummingbird

September 02, 2017 - The Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) is the smallest breeding bird in the United States, yet they're consider...
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Wyoming Baby Hummingbirds

August 19, 2017 - When you think about the state of Wyoming, and you make your top ten list, hummingbirds probably don't even come to mind...
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Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in the Wind River Canyon!

August 12, 2017 - It's been nearly twenty years since I was high atop that ladder with a paintbrush in my hand, when the first hummingbird...
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The Great American Goldfinch

August 05, 2017 - The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is aptly named, because these ubiquitous little finches can be seen across th...
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Brand New Hummingbird Baby Video Summer 2017

July 29, 2017 - It's that time of the summer again in the Wind River Canyon. The baby hummingbirds are out of their nests and are everyw...
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Orioles Nesting in Wyoming with a Video!

July 09, 2017 - It's been nearly two decades since I put up the first hummingbird feeder in the Wind River Canyon here in the Wild West...
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Wyoming Black-chinned Hummingbirds!

July 02, 2017 - Readers of my Wind River Canyon Blog will already be aware that we have something in the Wind River Canyon that even the...
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A Wyoming Wildlife Pronghorn Antelope Story

June 25, 2017 - Immediately after my acupuncture appointment last Wednesday I intended to try and photograph a Mountain Bluebird that wa...
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Wind River Canyon Blog is Back Online!

June 03, 2017 - As it turns out, it's impossible to work on a creative endeavor at the only "good-public" internet access within a hundr...
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Whipping Snow and The Golden Eagle

February 20, 2017 - High in the mountains of Wyoming, where no person lives, it's the depths of a terrible winter storm. The winds don't jus...
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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar Video!

July 03, 2016 - Miss writing my Wind River Canyon Blog I do; kind of sound like Yoda, I do. I'm writing this at the McDonald's in Thermo...
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Black-chinned Hummingbirds of the Wind River Canyon

June 11, 2016 - In my wildest dreams, it would not have been possible to imagine Black-chinned Hummingbirds migrating into, and nesting...
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Wyoming Wildflower Education

June 04, 2016 - As the days heat up in the Wind River Canyon, wildflowers begin to bloom, and there is always something blooming till it...
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Visiting the Wind River Canyon

May 21, 2016 - The Wind River Canyon is located in central Wyoming, less than 150 miles southeast of Yellowstone National Park. While n...
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The Most Beautiful Birdsong in Wyoming

May 14, 2016 - In the Wind River Canyon, where I live and write the Wind River Canyon Blog, it's spring when certain birds start to mig...
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Brand-New Mountain Bluebird Photographs with a Story!

April 16, 2016 - In a magical mountain kingdom the King was searching for a birthday gift, a special gift for his Queen. This year above...
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Unique Birds of the Wind River Canyon Part 3

April 09, 2016 - In this, the last episode of Unique Birds of the Wind River Canyon, we will be discussing the largest birds to ever "wal...
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Unique Birds of the Wind River Canyon part 2

April 02, 2016 - One of the highest points of my life has been the time I've spent with the breeding hummingbirds of the Wind River Canyo...
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Unique Birds of the Wind River Canyon

March 26, 2016 - After photographing wildlife in the Wind River Canyon digitally for a dozen years, periodically I see a bird that obviou...
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Stories from the Wind River Canyon

February 06, 2016 - The very first time I laid eyes on the Wind River Canyon, here in the heart of Wyoming, was just after my 14th birthday.
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Conservation Proverbs with Nature Photographs

January 30, 2016 - "If we cannot save the few remaining Wild Places, then what are we doing here anyway?" "The wilderness is...
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My Little Gift of Sunshine from the Rocky Mountains

January 23, 2016 - At this moment most of the country is in the grips of Winter, and eastern America is being pounded by the snow monster's...
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Nighttime Wildlife Stories from the Wind River Canyon

January 16, 2016 - Nighttime in the Wind River Canyon is a mysterious time. Wildlife epics occur in darkness that our human eyes will never...
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My Life as a Starving Artist

January 09, 2016 - We've already established my half century interest in art history, so how did I end up living in the isolated ecosystem...
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Creativity in Photography

January 02, 2016 - From its very beginnings photography was not about capturing reality. The acknowledged Father of modern American photogr...
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Wind River Canyon Christmas Card

December 19, 2015 - In the heart of the Wind River Canyon, where I live 24-7, the weather is unusual, even for the surrounding area. As a fr...
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Downy Woodpecker Video

December 12, 2015 - As I sit down to write this, my little Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is right outside the door to my cabin, here...
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My Little Downy Woodpecker Story

December 05, 2015 - For the past three weeks, I've been following the activity of a devastatingly beautiful Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubes...
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Wild Bird Detective Story from the Wind River Canyon

November 21, 2015 - The Wind River Canyon is full of surprises, and this week is proof-positive that if you just pay attention you will noti...
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New Bird Species in the Wind River Canyon

November 14, 2015 - The Wind River Canyon is filled with surprises, and every once in a while something special pops up that is new and unex...
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Birds versus Windows Stories from the Wind River Canyon

October 31, 2015 - The Wind River Canyon is just like everywhere else in America; wild birds fly into and die from hitting windows. When I...
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Wildlife Stories from the Wind River Canyon

September 26, 2015 - The day before my birthday this summer an interesting gift was given to me that will never be forgotten, I hope. During...
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Photographing the Wind River Canyon Towhees

September 19, 2015 - Everybody has birds they ignore. Whether they're endemic to your area, or migratory birds that we tend to forget as they...
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Photographing Woodpeckers in the Wind River Canyon

September 12, 2015 - Of all the birds I've photographed in the Wind River Canyon ecosystem, more than 120 different species and still countin...
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Photographing Hummingbird Portraits

August 08, 2015 - Ten years ago, when I made the switch to digital photography, I did so because it seemed the only way to photograph my h...
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New Baby Hummingbird Video from Wyoming

August 01, 2015 - At this very moment, here in the Wind River Canyon, we are up to our cowboy hats in Baby Hummingbirds. With four species...
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Female Hummingbirds of the Wind River Canyon

July 25, 2015 - Of all the various topics in ornithology (the study of birds), the one that's the most confusing is the identification o...
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Photographing Hummingbirds in the Wind River Canyon

July 18, 2015 - Living in the Wind River Canyon is an amazing privilege. Less than a dozen residences are occupied year-round in this va...
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New Orioles Videos

July 11, 2015 - After a certain number of birthdays a guy just doesn't want to be reminded. I've come to calling them anniversaries of m...
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Male Oriole Wild Bird Feeding His Daughter

July 04, 2015 - At this time of the year early nesting birds have young leaving the nest, and just seeing a Bullock's Oriole baby is som...
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2015 50th Annual Cody Art Show Awards

June 20, 2015 - Last night was the Artists Reception for the 2015, 50th Annual Cody Art Show, presented by the Cody Country Art League....
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New Oriole Photograph with Software Trick

June 13, 2015 - Every Spring we wait for the arrival of one of Wyoming's most striking birds. In anticipation of the male Bullock's Orio...
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House Wren Singing Education Video

June 06, 2015 - The House Wren is a small, territorial bird with a big song that's common in most of America. Their short, animated tail...
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Mountain Bluebird Education

May 16, 2015 - The wild bird most associated with the Rocky Mountains, and a feathered friend that most residents, and visitors to the...
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Pinyon Jay Education

May 09, 2015 - No matter where you live on this little blue marble, you've no doubt heard the expression about your weather, "Just wait...
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Woodpecker Education

April 04, 2015 - The most elusive of the birds that reside in the Wind River Canyon are Woodpeckers. You can hear them hammering on a pin...
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Magpie Riding Mule Deer Photograph

March 28, 2015 - The Wind River Canyon, here in sapphire skies Wyoming, is an ecology that's in constant change; the weather and the wild...
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Getting The Photo

November 08, 2014 - It's difficult to fully explain just how much work is involved in getting a photograph that is artistic, and worthy of b...
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Hummingbird Education

July 05, 2014 - For the very first time in the Wind River Canyon we will have four different species of Hummingbirds nesting in this iso...
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Wildlife in the Wind River Canyon

June 28, 2014 - The Wind River Canyon is so full of the activity of the wild animals that it would be impossible to list the behavior of...
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American Dipper Education

June 21, 2014 - The one bird that always elicits smiles around the Wind River Canyon streams and creeks is the ordinary looking American...
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Wind River Canyon Spring

April 12, 2014 - The first sign of Spring in the Wind River Canyon is the arrival of the Vultures; they always make their appearance the...
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