Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Northern Reaches Brings Us Closer

                                                                    Green Heron

                                                                          Great Egret

                                                              Common Snapping Turtle

                                                                     Great Blue Heron

                                                              Scissor-tailed Flycatchers

                                                                      Great Egret

0730-0950 hrs./65-75 degrees F/partly cloudy/light and variable winds

An interesting week overall, but unable to photograph the Nashville Warbler and Prothonotary
Warblers.  They were just moving too fast in cottonwood trees.  Perhaps I'll get lucky soon.

The highlight of the week was this beautiful common snapping turtle, who led me to a forest with
a pond in the center of it.  This would be a good hot spot for warblers in the spring.

The time for the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers is numbered, as they will be heading for all points south
in a short while.

The woodpeckers and their clan have been out in the open more and they are drumming.  Soon they
will be taking mates.  The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker will be around soon, too, so I hope to photograph this woodpecker, too.