Bird Photography

Michigan Sandhill Crane – Nature’s New Lead Trumpeter Michigan Sandhill Crane is King of the Noise!       No other bird of any size can bellow out a louder noisy echo than the Sandhill Crane. More notably, a pair of Sandhill Cranes. The loudest title among birds use to belong to the Canadian Geese. […]

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Nature Photography  – Michigan Black Crowned Night Heron On many an Early Morning in a Michigan Wetland – Wetland Habitats Nycticorax nycticorax Black Crowned Night Heron I saw a rather strange looking bird. This bird wore a black thicket of slicked back feathers on top of it’s crown. A large red eye ball with a […]

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iaustin on January 20th, 2013

Raptor Bird of Prey – The Redest RedTail Buto Jamaicensis The Redest RedTail Hawk Talons looks more like natures version of Automatic Knives for this large raptor bird of prey. The Red tailed hawk is one of Michigan’s favorite bird of prey hawks.  The mature redtail looks almost powerful. the chest can appear protruded & robust and if you […]

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iaustin on January 12th, 2013

Nature Photography – Michigan Belted KingFisher – The Blue Streaker Megaceryle Alcyon – to grieve Every Michigander should make seeing a Belted KingFisher in action a 2013 commitment.  Observing their fishing activity is both therapeutic and interesting to watch.  Firstly, the KingFisher quickly sends out a rapid machine gun like voice (KingFisher Call) to signal […]

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iaustin on January 12th, 2013

Michigan Belted KingFisher – The Michigan Blue Streak Megaceryle Alcyon  The Belted Michigan KingFisher  – Blue Streak Michigan is an elusive bird. The Belted KingFisher is swift in flight, quick on aerial maneuvers and one of the most fascinating and entertaining birds to watch when catching fish. When the KingFisher fish, it power dives downward […]

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iaustin on November 25th, 2012

  Nature Photography – Michigan Cooper’s Hawk One Early Morning in one of the Michigan Metro Parks… I went on my traditional weekend walk in the park several weeks ago. There appeared to be an unusual amount of predatory Cooper’s Hawk activity this Michigan fall season. This particular morning the air was crisp with a […]

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iaustin on April 28th, 2012

Wild Life Pictures – Red-Tailed Hawk Michigan I find that the best times to capture wild life pictures are early in the morning or early evening just before sunset. Interesting lighting effects can introduce striking highlighted effects on bird plumage. See wildlife photo of Red-tailed Hawk full wing spread. One afternoon basking in the early […]

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iaustin on April 1st, 2012

Michigan Birds – A Lesson Learned in Jimme’ I was standing one early morning facing the rising sun. Suddenly, a creature that was calmly gliding upon the surface of the water attracted my attention, it came to a complete stop and from a completed stationary position… exploded vertically straight up out of the water into the air. […]

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iaustin on March 8th, 2012

  Images of Birds – Michigan, Birds of the Gods One Strange SunSet in Jimme’ – A Particular Sun  One late evening I was sitting quietly amist a deep thicket of shrubry, I had not moved the slightest for I had just awaken from a dozing off-nap.  When I opened my eyes I started looking directly […]

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iaustin on February 26th, 2012

Bird Photography by Ike Austin For all traumatic experiences, a passage through nature can sometimes offer surprising psychological results. There is much testimony over the ages and from many sources who have written about spiritual benefits during their exposure to nature.   It is with this purpose that I have assembled a collections of bird […]

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