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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 20, 2018

I actually liked the first five shots in this series I shot of a Red Tail Hawk finishing his fresh, range fed, natural food field mouse better than this, but taking the sensitivities of some into account we’ll leave you with this one and a final view of our unwilling meal slipping down the throat of the hawk

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Feb. 17, 2018

A little bonus in case you are inclined to head to Snow Bowl this weekend

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 7, 2018

Ol' Blue Eyes … well they are more a turquoise color, but that wouldn’t fit the narrative, so here is a Cormorant I shot last summer on Watson Lake and one of my favorites.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 24, 2018

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s shooting birds in his back yard and some Bluebirds came in for water.

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Sedona Pathways Out Daily Journey Jan. 16, 2017

With everything set, our Greenhead friend is cruising down the pond waiting for his sink rate to bring him into contact with the watery runway beneath his webbed feet

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 15, 2018

. Wildlife is my favorite subject when I am on the ground, so here is a Scrub Jay I shot whilst at Eric’s home for a visit last week

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 9, 2018

A good place to reflect and gather your thoughts away from the cacophony of life.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Jan. 2, 2018

I was sorely tempted to fly this afternoon when I went up to the airport, but the desire to not take a chance on screwing this thing up prevailed and instead, I removed the flight computer to send in to the factory for warranty work. This will ensure I do not fly for at least the next 10 days and by then I am quite sure I will be ready to go.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 29, 2017

2017 is on the way out and 2018 is about to make its appearance and methinks it shall be a very good year

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 19, 2017

With harbors, and while no harbors are present in this aerial shot of the northern part of Lake Pleasant on a rather windy day, there are lee sides of islands and promontories to provide shelter. And it appears a very large and ancient creature is throwing a large object, or is a creature attacking him … lots of possibilities.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 18, 2017

A good place to be whether it is refuge from a rough and stormy sea, a hangar when gale force winds are blowing and the sky is not a place to be, that quiet place inside when storm and turmoil fill your life … a place of refuge and healing … a place we can create for ourselves and be alone and ponder life.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 6, 2018

Every time I see examples of our military in action, I give thanks and am grateful that at least some of our tax dollars are very well spent.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 29, 2017

As promised, a shot from the outing at Watson Lake this afternoon.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 22, 2017

Beginning December 1st the Ladders area along the Verde River will be closed for approximately seven months in order to protect the breeding grounds for the Bald Eagle

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 15, 2017

Sunday morning I flew down to Prescott to shoot the lakes from the sky … because the lakes are within Class D airspace for Prescott Love Field I chose to stay above the very busy airspace and shot mostly above 8,000’, with ground level being a little over 5,000’.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 15, 2017

Two flights and two trips to Watson lake over the weekend … maybe another of each tomorrow.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 8, 2017

There are all manner of life forms that make up our neighborhood and a multitude of them have wings … like all creatures, some of them just do not want to get along with each other, enter one of the neighborhood’s gang of crows who doesn’t want to share the trees or sky with this Coopers Hawk … the crow made numerous passes and on a couple of them there was physical contact; in the end the hawk remained to hunt for dinner and perhaps the crow received a sharp beak on one of the passes and broke it off.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 1, 2017

I started shooting waterfowl when I was twelve and my Dad gave me my first shotgun, a Harrington Richardson, single shot .410 that took 2.5 inch shells and it was a folding gun with a relatively short barrel. I shot my first pheasant, duck and upland game with that gun.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Forest burn policies deserve another look

As the USFS continues its Prescribed Burns, I believe it is fair to question the sanity of their policies of using fire as a tool in managing the forests, or at the least the way they are executing these policies.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey Oct. 23, 2017

Unique ... … that is the term that the USFS is using to describe the prescribed burns that we are going to be choked out by this week … in fact it is already underway and they are going to be igniting them with full knowledge that the smoke will be coming down into the valleys and tens of thousands of human beings will be forced to breathe the horrible pollutants that they are putting into the air.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey Oct. 11, 2017

I was as undecided as I could be about what to send out tonight, so it was just open a folder, rapidly spin the wheel and click after it started cycling images in the folder and this is where I landed. It is a photo I took last December on a flight up to the peaks after a nice snowfall.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Oct. 3, 2017

After the last trip out to Watson lake on Friday I found a number of shots of Cormorants I took where the shots gave the appearance of an eyeless bird … closer examination shows that his head is rotated ninety degrees to the right … one eye down and one up.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 20, 2017

It has been a very good day beginning with an early AM flight up to Red Mountain to get some more shots of it … no matter how good you already have, the absolute perfection killer shot is just waiting to be taken so you go back and do it again.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 13, 2017

Green ... the color of life and summer … coupled with the mystical beauty that is Watson Lake.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 8, 2017

Yesterday’s image was of the eagle soaring overhead and tonight is the view he would have if soaring the gap between Long Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon.