Michigan Bird Photography

iaustin on June 5th, 2016

Wildlife in the Wetland – Michigan FlyCatcher Phoebe, Kingbirds and Willows, Oh My! Sayornis Phoebe     FlyCatcher Michigan Wildlife in the Wetland The Flying Insect Flycatcher Late one humid summer afternoon in a Michigan Wetland, in the hidden forest of Jimme’, I saw small olive green-ish, yellowish bird land on a dead, moss covered tree branch; under […]

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iaustin on January 4th, 2015

Great Horned Owl – Michigan Bubo virginianus     Far back off the beaten path, in one of Michigan’s Metro Parks, I spotted a Great Horned Owl departing from its well concealed nest of 4 owlets. ThirdSon and the River’s Sky Saga   ———————————————————————————— Nature Photography by Ike Austin – Michigan National Graphic 2011-2014 Photography that is Therapy for […]

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iaustin on November 28th, 2014

Michigan Eastern Bluebird – Bird of Red, White, and Blue Sialia sialis   Framed by blue skies, and deep patriotic red, white, and blue colors; sitting colorfully looking out in serious contemplation, the Eastern Bluebird adorns the casual observer with a pleasing sight of beauty. Looking like a royal flag staked on a branch, high above the wetlands, found all across the state of […]

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iaustin on September 24th, 2014

Wood Duck – Michigan, Nature Photography Aix Sponsa   The question is answered…     Wood Ducks and Creation If Creation were racist—as all religions on Lower Earth secretly hope—the plumage of this Wood Duck would be all one solid color. Instead; there are colors of brown, beige, blue and teal, speckles of burgundy, red, […]

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iaustin on June 29th, 2014

Michigan Cedar Waxwing – Oil Dipped Wing Tips – Sitting on a Branch Bombycilla Cedrorum The most beautiful, handsome, colorful, mysterious, portrait, pose, of a Cedar Waxwing Michgan bird. Black masked eyepatch, autumn tinted bronze mantle, gradually, softly fades to grey. Master painted, oil dipped blood red, dapped on tips of secondary wings.  With brightest […]

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iaustin on November 28th, 2013

Hummingbird Michigan – Smallest Fastest Bird Archilochus colubris Michigan Hummingbird is the teeny weeny, itsy bitsy, tinniest, miniaturist, pee wee of all birds. Yes, the Hummingbird is itty-bitty, minature tinny, littlest, smallish, pocket-sized, mico, mini of a birdie. Small But F-a-s-t! I Do Mean Fast! – The Hummingbird is fast. Hypersonic in fact. It’s a little […]

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iaustin on October 27th, 2013

Michigan Bald Eagle – Flying High Bald Eagle – Soaring High     Caught this Eagle flying high, soaring majestically overhead, cruising through  a light early morning fog following the lakeshore outline.  See more photos here… Michigan Bald Eagles.  

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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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