Over Christmas, I received Mike Blairs' book, A Kansas Year, and it has inspired me to conduct my own Kansas year in 2019. I plan to do my best to take my camera out every day and photograph my time in the outdoors of Kansas.
There is so much to see and experience in Kansas, especially when it comes to wildlife. Living in the Flint Hills area of Kansas creates even more opportunities. It's not as flat here as most people believe.
With this new year hopefully comes more consistent blogging experience and even more wildlife photography. To end 2018 on a good note, here are some of my best wildlife photos of the year.
|Sunrise over Lake Superior during our spring trip to Wisconsin.|
|Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) perched in a branch right above me.|
|Although very blurry, this is definitely the best action shot I captured of the|
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) that was visiting my feeder.
|Fledgling Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) found near my house.|
|Beautiful male Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) to help welcome in the|
|Adult Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) performing a distraction display as I|
approached the very well hidden nest.
|My first Killdeer (Charadius vociferus) nest, so well hidden among the rocks.|
|Sunrise over a Kansas wetland over the summer.|
|Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) perched on a power-line.|
|Foggy sunflowers at Fancy Creek State Park.|
|Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) watching me carefully as I try to catch |
|American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) taking advantage of what was|
left of a late summer water hole.
|Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) searching for food|
in the top of a dead tree.
|Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) on a Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata).|
|Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) through a patch of sunflowers.|
|American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) resting on some |
|Black Terns (Chlidonias niger) over Tuttle Creek Reservoir.|
|Northern Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) at Fancy Creek State Park.|
|Male White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) that has clearly been |
fighting. Signs include missing right antler and a small chunk out of his
|One of the Bison (Bison bison) on Konza Prairie.|