"The real adventure is not in the image itself, but in its pursuit. The photograph of a lifetime takes a lifetime of photographs." Stephen Kirkpatrick

Wood Ducks

"The woodie, Aix Sponsa, a North American Waterfowl species so unique and elegant that it seems somehow to transcend the intricate and sometimes perplexing labyrinth of biology. It seems, more so, to be living art, in the form and substance of a duck." Richard McCabe


A 1991 survey of members of the American Birding Association revealed that, for 27% of responders, their passion for birding started with a "spark bird," a specific encounter with a single bird. The Eastern Bluebird was the "spark bird" that ignited my interest in observing and photographing birds.