Monday, March 9, 2015

October in Wisconsin - Really!

Last fall, I wrote a bunch of posts, even included some photography, and got so busy with my life that I neglected to publish them.  After I did all that work!  So now that we are at the tail end of winter (I hope), I will parcel them out and my poor blog won't be so neglected.

Yep, this has been sitting around since October..

I love this egret all fluffed up.

I was lucky enough to see this bald eagle flying over.  And even luckier to catch a picture!   I was so excited to actually see it, I can't believe that I remembered to focus and shoot!

Look closely to see the fish this egret has caught.  He must have caught and eaten a dozen or so in the ten minutes I watched. 

Taking off.  

This mallard was hiding under a branch at the water's edge.

I'm pretty sure these are American Coots.  There was a whole flock of them making cooing noises -- not the regular duck quacks.  Of course, they left when Rosie and I showed up. 

These beautiful trees are so typical this time of year.

Hard to believe that we are almost through the winter.  When I walked past the small ponds near my home last weekend, I noticed that the snow on top of the ice had melted.  Soon we'll have open water and then the migratory birds will be back!


Quilter Beth said...

Your photographs are fabulous!

quiltedfabricart said...

Actually after a long winter and now mud season with all brown outside, looking at these photos gives me hope. I can appreciate them so much more being starved for green foliage and wildlife. Great photos!

Robbie said...

I love the reflections in the water of the Egrets!!! Amazing photo's!!!