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:
Gray Tree Frog (The biggest one I have seen!):
Frog Hollow Lake (Volga Lake):
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.
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: