Pecker

I’m pretty sure this is a “common grackle”, at least according to Google images. I didn’t quite have the depth of field on this I’d have liked, but his eye is so intense to me for some reason… he’s tiny, but in the eye you can still see the dinosaur he was millions of years […]

Tucked In

I didn’t get up to Kensington Metropark in Michigan as often as I’d have liked this last summer, but did pull a few more edits from my older folders… the sandhill cranes there are probably way too comfortable with people. I’m always cautious when they’re looking for handouts, those face swords are like a foot […]

Aw Nuts

I believe this is a red wing blackbird… taken on a trip to Kensington Metropark in Michigan a few years back. I wasn’t initially thrilled with the high ISO level (making it grainy) and the original framing of the shot, but more recently while going through older photos I decided to play with it a […]

Pointy Dinosaur

Kensington Metropark in Michigan is great because you can get close up to the wildlife pretty easily, they’re very used to visitors. However, you’re not supposed to feed the sandhill cranes, and the reason is that they’ve gotten a bit pushy. (People ignore the signs and do it anyway, unfortunately.)  It’s hard not to be […]

Goose in Charge

My first time to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens I think I went too early in the year – I’d expected more blooming things and there wasn’t really much. (I’d also been looking for a fairy display they supposedly had, but could not find any sign of it.) I still had fun exploring the trails, and […]

Sneaky Stroll

I’m pretty sure this is the worst documented case of stealth in the animal kingdom. You can practically hear the bird humming nonchalantly to himself while he thinks he’s sneaking up on lunch. This was taken on a walk along the Maumee River near Toledo, at Side Cut Metropark. I was able to get fairly […]