I have four images for today. Jeanne and I drove down to Green Island Nature Preserve yesterday. My Friend Andreas Exner had published in his blog that there were a lot of migrating birds at Green Island including some Sandhill Cranes. I haven’t had much luck at Green Island this year but I thought it was worth the time investment to check it out. We saw several of these Northern Shovelers and they allowed us to get fairly close to them.
So with high expectations we set out Sunday morning and arrived at Green Island around 10:00 a.m. Not the best time of the day for photography but it is what we had to work with because of other commitments. It wasn’t long before we came across the Sandhill Cranes. They were pretty far away and there was a lot of tall grass between us and them so it didn’t make for a good shooting situation. Fortunately two cranes were forging on their own and they were much closer to the road. So after what seemed like hours of slowly creeping up we got close enough to get a good view of them.
I know just another Canadian Goose but he let me get so close I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph him. 🙂
Another image of a Northern Shoveler and what I think is a Blue Winged Teal. I normally don’t identify the birds correctly but have enough folks who are more knowledgeable about wildlife that will give me the correct identification.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.