A Great Egret wades in the solitude of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
In mid-August, a female American Goldfinch collects thistledown to build her next near a creek in central Ohio.
Goldfinches are among the last birds to raise a brood in the American midwest, largely because they rely on mildewed and thistle as nesting materials.
Sand Run near Akron, OH in late winter.
On a trip to Folly Island, SC I had to get 30 feet off the ground for decent photographs of Orchard Orioles. Once elevated, the yellow and olive female was easy to photograph. She preferred to preen and sun on exposed branches. In the lower right photo, she shows off her specialized tongue, useful in gathering nectar.
The chestnut colored male spent almost all his time hiding in the canopy. When he did finally come into the open, he was so far away the quality of photos suffered. Still, a beautiful bird.
Photographs taken in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River in central Ohio.
While snow will again blanket northeast Ohio this winter, it was nice to see a hint of spring this weekend in the Youngstown area.
Sedona, AZ exerts a gravitational pull on people from around the world. Most of the year the famous red rock formations are accentuated by clear blue skies. Follow Oak Creek upstream from downtown and one discovers Sedona is at the base of a Ponderosa pine forest.