Author Archives: Mike


The real Woody Woodpecker

I finally got a shot of a Pileated Woodpecker at Fox Island yesterday. These birds are big, measuring up to 19 inches in length with a wingspan of up to 30 inches. And the cartoon […]

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Lucy taking flight

I went out to Fox Island this afternoon hoping that Lucy would still be around. We call this female northern cardinal Lucy because she is affected by leucism. She usually leaves the area by mid […]

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Hummingbirds on the move

The hummingbird spring migration has begun and the little beauties are heading north. It won’t be much longer before they are passing through Indiana again, and I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture more […]

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Choosy hairy woodpeckers choose Jif

I found this Hairy Woodpecker today at Fox Island County Park in Fort Wayne, IN. He was chowing down on some peanut butter that a volunteer had put out on one of the feeders. I […]

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Site Changes In The Works

The website formerly known as Sparrow Tree Photography is undergoing some major changes as you can see. The name has changed to Mike Durbin Photography, as I’m moving toward building a more personal and recognizable […]

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Bald Eagle with dinner

A bald eagle with its dinner along The Mississinewa River in Miami County, IN.

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Dinner is Served

I found a little red fox last night near the nature center at Salamonie Reservoir and got to photograph it hunting for a while. As you can see, it was a successful hunt. A red […]

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Little Red Fox

I found a little red fox this evening near the nature center at Salamonie Reservoir and got to photograph it hunting for a while.

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Snowy Owl at Pere Marquette Beach

A Snowy Owl sitting on a telephone pole at along the main road at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, MI last week. I love that little smile.

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Immature Bald Eagle Goes Fishing

I watched this immature bald eagle fishing for a while this afternoon.  I say immature because the head and wings still show markings of a sub-adult eagle.  The last photo was shot through trees and […]

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