Fields of Sandhill Cranes and a Stop at the Swamp
Today my daughter and I took a drive to try and find a piece of property I have been wanting to visit. This piece of property that was looking for was swampland with public hunting grounds and was where my uncles and grandfather used to hunt during the fall. It was a beautiful country drive with views of fields of sandhill cranes.
Oh my gosh! How darn cute is he?
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Nose to Nose With a Raccoon
I was out laying down in the woods, dressed in brown and green clothing and covered in leaves, hoping, waiting and praying to lure in the fanning male turkeys but I received a little surprise. I looked over to see two little eyes staring at me.
I could almost hear him say, “Hey lady! Occupied!”
Guess you will have to wait on turkey photos. Yep! Got ’em too. It was a good day!!
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Drake Common Merganser
After walking some trails today at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, I sat on a bench around the duck pond for 15 minutes, there was a drake common merganser keeping me company.
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Even though this duck is called the common merganser, they have an elegance about them. They are such pretty birds.
Downy woodpeckers are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers but there are many smaller species elsewhere, especially the piculets.
Chipmunk Itch He Can’t Scratch
A poor little guy has an itch he just couldn’t seem to get to.
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Watched him chase his tail for a period of time and then finally, hopped up on a wooden fence to grab his tail and chomped down.
You could see the instant relief in his eyes. Then he happily went on his way.
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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?
I stopped at a meadow that has large pines, hardwoods and cedars on the outskirts of the field. Good place to look for critters.
Double Crested Cormorant
I heard this double crested cormorant was hanging around in Green Bay, Wisconsin this winter. There had been few sightings reported. I just never saw him, until today.
Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot Seagulls
Sometimes You Just Have to Shoot Seagulls. I bet I got your attention! Shoot, as in a photograph. The migratory bird act protects all bird species except those that have a specific hunting season. So, I’m talking about, …photograph 🙂