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19 06, 2020

Sandhill Cranes of Michigan

2020-06-20T08:33:13-07:00June 19th, 2020|Current News, Wildlife Photographer, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Photography Blog|

Sandhill Cranes are a large, colorful, wary, and loud bird. Oftentimes I hear them in the distance long before I see them. This is advantageous since now I have time to set my camera and focus on them as they fly by. Compared to the smaller and faster birds I photograph like Kingfisher and Terns, the Sandhill Cranes are slow flyers and one of the easier Bird In Flight (BIF) subjects. The following photos of them flying were all taken with a Canon 1Dx Mark II DSLR, using a 400 mm D. O. lens. They were taken at ISO 2,000,

16 05, 2020

Snowy Plover on a Gravel Nest

2020-05-18T14:06:32-07:00May 16th, 2020|Current News, Wildlife Photography Blog|

This endangered bird usually makes a nest on the beach. This one decided a gravel parking lot would make a better one. When I first arrive she was sitting on the nest facing away. I did not want to get closer and disturb her just to get a better shot.   After a few minutes she stood up and faced me sidewise She started to walk away She seemed to change her mind and walked towards me She gave me another sideways glance, bobbed her head a few times, and ran back to the nest. I took that as my

16 05, 2020

The Osprey and the Crow

2020-05-18T14:04:54-07:00May 16th, 2020|Current News, Wildlife Photography Blog|

Lots of action at Bolsa Chica Wetlands recently. We watched an osprey return with its catch, only to be bothered by a crow for a period of time. Eventually the crowed realized the osprey was not dropping the fish, and after squawking for his buddies to show up to no avail, the crow left. Flying in, with the fish held head-first The branch he landed on was one he was accustomed to The foot with the fish was locked in place and he had to land with the other foot It was difficult to balance the still thrashing fish on

7 05, 2020

Minimizing Stress In Cats

2020-05-07T22:54:42-07:00May 7th, 2020|Behavioral, Cats, Current News, Tips|

Cats are interesting creatures when it comes to their social lives. They are highly prone to stress, especially in households with more than one cat. This stress can cause chronic disease, especially of the urinary tract. It is so important that have a page dedicated to this problem called Urinary Tract Disease in Cats. In addition to giving you some medical and behavioral suggestions to keep your cat healthy, this page is also a celebration of the many cats we have cared for since 1989. We will show some of them at the end of this page. This is one

5 04, 2020

Tortoise Bladder Stone Pre-femoral Surgery

2020-04-06T21:45:03-07:00April 5th, 2020|Reptile|

Most tortoise urinary bladder stones have been present for an extended period of time and are large. This necessitates cutting into the bottom shell (called the plastron) during surgery and removing the stone. Click here or on the picture below to see how we diagnose and treat this condition surgically. That is one big bladder stone, and the bottom shell will need to be cut open to remove it Sometimes the bladder stones are small, and we can use a surgical approach called pre-femoral. This is done on the inside of one of the back legs. It is far less