Kip’s Comments 9-10-18

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant - Image 523390 (© Kip Ladage)

 

There Is Always Something to Look At and Some of it Is “In Your Face”

On the days when my schedule is so full that I wonder if I will see any wildlife, I tend to be surprised. Busy or not, Mother Nature provides a variety of critters for me to look at, enjoy, and photograph.

There was no continuity between the subjects seen today, except that all were at very close range…very close! (Yes, all were wild.)

My photos will be random, just like the nature appeared.   

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant:   

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant - Image 523365 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant – Image 523365 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant - Image 523369 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant – Image 523369 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant - Image 523390 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant – Image 523390 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant - Image 523400 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant – Image 523400 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Whitetail Deer:     

Whitetail Deer - Image 523433 (© Kip Ladage)

Whitetail Deer – Image 523433 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Gray Tree Frog (The biggest one I have seen!):     

Gray Tree Frog - Image 523452 (© Kip Ladage)

Gray Tree Frog – Image 523452 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wasp:       

Wasp - Image 523477 (© Kip Ladage)

Wasp – Image 523477 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Frog Hollow Lake (Volga Lake):

Frog Hollow Lake at Volga Recreation Area - Image 523432 (© Kip Ladage)

Frog Hollow Lake at Volga Recreation Area – Image 523432 (© Kip Ladage)

 

EVENING UPDATE – 

As I was putting my thoughts about if I would have pictures to shoot to the keyboard, I received a call to assist a nice lady (Bev) who had a large, colorful bird with a crest in her tree. We discussed the mystery bird until I was convinced it was worth the drive to see it and maybe capture it.

Sure enough, Bev had this female peacock in her tree. She and I captured the bird several times (because my net has a hole in it). After finally grabbing the bird and maintaining my hold, I transferred it to the care of Black Hawk Rehabilitation Project. If you are missing your peacock, give them a call.   

Female Peacock: 

Female Peacock in Tree - Image 523480 (© Kip Ladage)

Female Peacock in Tree – Image 523480 (© Kip Ladage)

     

At my rehabber’s house I was able to photograph a young barred owl in a tree. This owl is learning how to hunt which made shooting its picture easy. 

Young Barred Owl in Tree:

Young Barred Owl in Tree at Night - Image 523518 (© Kip Ladage)

Young Barred Owl in Tree at Night – Image 523518 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Young Barred Owl in Tree at Night - Image 523509 (© Kip Ladage)

Young Barred Owl in Tree at Night – Image 523509 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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