It has been some time since I was last at the Green Island Nature Preserve and the last time I was there a lot of it was closed because of hunting season.
I was hoping to see some migrating birds but I was obviously a little early. The only birds I saw were the ubiquitous Canadian Geese and a lot of Mallard Ducks. The Mallards were very far away and I couldn’t get a decent image of them. I was watching them as this Ring-Billed Gull flew past me looking for some food. I watched him make a pass, turn around and come back through. I was happy with this image.
There were a lot of geese beginning to nest and I watched some turf battles over nesting rights. Nothing serious. 🙂
There was an eagle flying over the marsh but again he was too far away for a decent image.
So it was back to tracking the gull and photographing him. I told myself, all I would have had to do was drive down to the river in Dubuque and I would have had the same shots. It’s always fun to go to Green Island but I have to admit I was disappointed in the lack of subjects.
Enjoy your day and be careful.