Are turkeys not the ugliest birds you have ever laid eyes on? At least I think so. It is the face that kills me. A face only a mother could love. But, they are big, beefy and run pretty funny. The only thing I can say that is pretty, or should I say – pretty special is the way they fan their feathers during mating season, now there is a plus! That is a pure beauty!
Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly
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The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.
They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers. The skipper is easy to identify.
It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.
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I was on my way to photograph the sunset along the shores of Green Bay which requires me to head out through the country roads but I didn’t get all that far. This splendid gray fox was ducking in and out of a few cars on a piece of property right in town.
Normally, I get ever so close to a wood duck in the wild and it rapidly takes to flight. I have been practicing the master skill of patience by stalking the drake wood ducks on a little retention pond down the street from my home. Hoping to come up with one, head on excellent keeper photo.
Every morning I say hello and talk to the young deer just off my walking path. My daughter thinks I am a little whacky because I talk to the animals. Maybe, I am?
Northern Shoveler Ducks
Northern Shoveler ducks are unmistakable in the northern hemisphere visually due to its large spatulate bill.