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If a butterfly lands on you it’s probably tasting you…. And more interesting truths.

August 04, 2021 - I’ve never set out to intentionally photograph butterflies, but the places I travel to intentionally photograph other sp...
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What Goes Up Will Come Down – Know the Facts and Laws About Balloon Releases

May 22, 2021 - There’s a place in Maryland where I sometimes go to photograph. It’s a stunning and large public garden, meticulously ca...
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North American River Otter - Conservation Success Story

March 19, 2021 - They’re cute, entertaining, charming, and smart. Beyond the species conservation mission, another reason many zoos may k...
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A New Brand Of Duck Hunter

February 12, 2021 - In many parts of North America that experience cold winters, the wildlife landscape changes particularly when it comes t...
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Our Responsibility to Work Toward A #betternormal - Taming the Monster in Our Closet

January 13, 2021 - The pandemic of 2020 irrevocably changed our country and the world. It’s revealed ways we must change. The pandemic resp...
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American Robin - Eating Like A Bird

January 08, 2021 - Eating Like A Bird in winter. Robins are one bird you won’t normally see on a seed feeder. In the warmer seasons, they’r...
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Raptors - Eating Like A Bird

January 05, 2021 - It may not be pretty, but it’s ok, its baby food. The three raptors shown here all had young in the nest, or fledglings...
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Hummingbirds - Eating Like A Bird

January 02, 2021 - A more relaxing approach to getting a meal. There are few birds more captivating than hummingbirds. Their speed, beauty,...
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Gray Catbird - Eating Like A Bird

January 02, 2021 - Don’t underestimate Catbirds. Like many migratory bird species, if you have Catbirds in your area, and your habitat is g...
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Yellowthroat Warbler - Eating Like A Bird

January 01, 2021 - Yellowthroats are vocal birds, and their often-uninterrupted calls and chirps help reveal their presence. But once you’v...
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Herons - Eating Like A Bird

January 01, 2021 - Herons and Egrets belong to the same family (Ardiedae). These wading birds are common to many of us because they’ve beco...
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Cedar Waxwing - Eating Like A Bird

December 31, 2020 - Eating Like A Bird, in style. The stylish Cedar Waxwing is a beautiful bird with its Zorro-like mask. A lot of people lo...
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Tufted Titmouse - Eating Like A Bird

December 26, 2020 - One of my bird feeders contains a favorite seed of the Tufted Titmouse and I’m used to seeing them in my yard, energetic...
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Eating Like A Bird

December 25, 2020 - It’s always a very big deal when I get a (good!) photograph of a wild bird or raptor eating something that it’s caught o...
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Happy Holidays From Copper Range Photography

December 21, 2020 - A holiday note of thanks and good wishes! I’m happy and grateful that you’ve followed with me and enjoyed the beautiful...
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Conservation: The New Normal is Take the Road Less Traveled

October 13, 2020 - Symbolically, someone who takes “the road less traveled” has come to mean a person who acts independently, is free from...
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Speaking Up for Wildlife: Let’s Talk About Wildlife Trafficking

September 12, 2020 - In a 2016 survey, 80% of Americans said they support wildlife conservation measures, but 80% of Americans aren't aware o...
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The Spirit of a Fallen Warrior: A New Year and More Beautiful Hummingbirds

July 28, 2020 - Did you know, the Aztec god of war “Huitzilopochtli” is often depicted as a hummingbird? It was believed that fallen war...
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Dead Trees are Do-Gooders

July 22, 2020 - If you love birds, you have to love dead trees. I photograph raptors and other birds, a lot. I often notice one thing in...
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Moonstruck

June 07, 2020 - The full moon has a long aura of mystery and magic about it. Some say it triggers “wanderlust" -- a desire to travel, wa...
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Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest ***UPDATE May 29, 2020***

May 29, 2020 - At this time, all the young hawks are 30 days old, or slightly older. It showed today when I visited the nest. Look at t...
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Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest *** UPDATE May 19, 2020***, Video Included

May 19, 2020 - My last visit to the Washington DC nest was one week ago on May 12. Today's visit reveals all three young hawks are losi...
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Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest ***UPDATE MAY 12, 2020***

May 12, 2020 - They grow up fast! In less than 2 weeks, the largest of the three young hawks, has nearly tripled in size and has grown...
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Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest, ***UPDATE, May 5, 2020***

May 05, 2020 - There was some sad news from the red-shouldered hawk nest. Based on accounts from residents who live in the building nex...
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Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest

April 30, 2020 - The red-shouldered hawk is one of the most beautiful (see the photos) and “talkative” hawks in the United States. If you...
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Review of Saal Digital Professional Line Photobooks

April 25, 2020 - I recently had an opportunity to try Saal Digital’s Professional Line of Photobooks, and was asked to review their photo...
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Earth Day

April 20, 2020 - Earth day is April 22. It’s inspired me to write about a couple of things happening around my home, and to share resourc...
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14 Days, Over 40 Species

March 21, 2020 - 14 days, over 40 species. After a recent trip to Florida I was struck by the number of remarkable wildlife I photographe...
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My Color Crush

March 05, 2020 - I love color and am drawn to it. On a recent trip to Florida I was inspired by so much color. From the color of the sky,...
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Spectacular Wildlife Photography Can Be Done Ethically Nearly Anywhere: But Stay Educated

January 24, 2020 - Whether your wildlife photography venue of choice is a vast and remote natural area, your backyard, a zoo, a wildlife sa...
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The Extraordinary Bald Eagle: See What You Know

December 17, 2019 - We all know there’s something special about bald eagles – the United States’ national symbol. They represent strength an...
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On the Road For Conservation

September 22, 2019 - I recently visited Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania where I took part in a 4-day, field-based, raptor tr...
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The Spirit of a Fallen Warrior: The Wonders of Hummingbirds

August 19, 2019 - Did you know, the Aztec god of war “Huitzilopochtli” is often depicted as a hummingbird? It was believed that fallen war...
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Why Frogs and Toads?

July 30, 2019 - Our lifestyles and habits often mean that many people don’t see frogs or toads very much. So, when I come across one or...
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Dragonflies -- They call them Mosquito Hawks!

May 15, 2019 - Dragonflies are a prize of nature that will, and should, change the way you think about insects. Have a mosquito problem...
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New Additions!

April 29, 2019 - It's been a very busy time since my last post at the end of March. Three art shows, Easter holiday, family visiting, and...
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Think Before You Think It’s Ok To Raise a Wild Animal – Squirrels Included

March 21, 2019 - I knew something was wrong when I saw the photographer posting images of a squirrel roaming around a household refrigera...
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Give Them Their Space

December 31, 2018 - In late December while out taking photos of a flock of mallard ducks, I came across (nearly stepped on by accident…) the...
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We Can Start New Holiday Traditions and New Resolutions That Are Easier on the Planet

November 29, 2018 - This is a special time of year. For many, a big part of it is giving gifts and making holiday preparations – just a real...
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"Learning from Weirdos?"....Blessing of the Animals

October 07, 2018 - Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (https://www.biographyonline.net/spiritu...
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Preserving Opportunities for Future Generations

July 13, 2018 - With awareness that just a few months ago, sharpshooters were two blocks from my home carrying out their approved shoot...
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“Critter Cams” – Investing in Wildlife Protection and Conservation

February 04, 2018 - “Critter Cams” – Investing in Wildlife Protection and Conservation One of my biggest “ah ha” moments came several years...
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Here's to Valentine’s Day – Sweet Swans Forever

January 30, 2018 - As I was driving to the release location for the snowy owl (previous post!), I went past a large pond with dozens of wat...
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Snowy Owl Release and a Week of Wildlife Rehabilitation

January 23, 2018 - Last week I had an incredible experience at Back to the Wild (BTTW) in Castalia, Ohio (https://www.facebook.com/Backtoth...
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