This beautiful Redhead Duck was gleaning the leftovers from a Trumpeter Swan family that was feeding on the east end of C Pool in Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
This male Ring-necked Duck was enjoying the sunrise on the 'quiet pool' at the beginning of the Fishing Route in Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
These two baby Wood Ducks seperated from their mommy on Craven Pond. They are very quick in the water for such little tikes.
The McGills were tracking down a Snowy Owl reported around the Atwood area on US 31. This beautiful Red Fox was an added bonus. He crossed the road heading right at them like 'take a picture of me'. Sweet!
As the McGills were heading into Seney National Wildlife Refuge, they were greeted by this beautiful male Wood Duck.
The Wilson Snipe is an elusive little bird. The McGills had heard them many times and even caught a quick glance every now and then. But luck was on their side this day. This guy was enjoy the abundant food source in this pool. It didn't even noticed they were there.
This whitetail deer fawn was getting ready to cross the Marshland Drive in Seney National Wildlife Refuge, when the McGills came upon it.
The McGills found this den of baby red fox when driving down a country road near their home in Northwestern Michigan. Teresa immedidately started snapping shots, while Michael was setting up his video camera. Teresa captured the inquisitive personality of this trio as the one leaned forward to see what was going on.
This whitetail doe on C Pool in Seney National Wildlife Refuge was leaping and jumping around the edge of the pond trying to get away from the pestering bugs. She finally settled down enough to take a sip of water. As she bent down, the sun was just dipping low enough to catch her in the perfect pose with the perfect lighting.
This Ruffed Grouse or Partridge, as most people call it, was just down the road from the McGill's home. She was hanging out with her babies trying to get the intruders' attention away from her young.
This Red-winged Blackbird was posing picturesquely in this chokecherry bush at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
This female Common Merganser was sunning herself on the shores of Lake Michigan near Charlevoix.
It was a rare treat to capture this River Otter playing along the Tahquamenon River while taking the boat ride from the Toonerville Trolley.
This Red-shouldered Hawk was near one of the McGill's favorite bogs north of Trout Lake.
This family of Trumpeter Swan were taking a break from the drudgery of preening and cleaning at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
This Pileated Woodpecker swooped in front of the McGill's vehicle and landed near the side of the road. Teresa jumped out using the vehicle as a blind to get off a few goods shots. These are another very hyper bird, not staying long enough in one place to be captured.
The Belted Kingfisher is one of the most hyper little birds to capture. By the time you get your camera ready to shoot-they are gone chattering all the way. The McGill's captured this one in Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
Spring is the time for mating rituals and territorial disputes. This male Trumpeter Swan was setting his boundaries at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
These Cedar Waxwings were playing in the berry bushes on E Pool where Michael was filming the Bald Eagle family at their nest.
These adolescent Hooded Mergansers were taking a break along with a painted turtle at Craven Pond in Bellaire, MI. It would not have been a good thing if it had been a snapping turtle (one of the baby mergansers deadly enemy).
This unique little songbird is the Bobolink. They make their nests in hayfields which may be why there are so few around. This one was in a wildcherry tree near the McGill's home.