Kip’s Comments 4-15-19

Peregrine Falcon Display at Mayo Clinic (© Kip Ladage)

 

Good News and More Pics From Yesterday

Sometimes priorities in life overshadow shooting nature pictures or scenic images. Such was the case today when I traveled to Mayo Clinic with a family member. By this afternoon we had received great news and look forward to an active spring with far fewer worries.   

As we were at Rochester, I did not know what my pictures for the day might be. As I said earlier, sometimes there are priorities to address. Then we walked down a hallway where we were able to see at close range a captive peregrine falcon. This bird had been hit by car in SW Iowa and can no longer be a free bird. While sad for the bird, it was educational for those who probably had never seen a live peregrine falcon or heard the life facts of such an amazing bird. 

Peregrine Falcon Display at Mayo Clinic  (© Kip Ladage)

Peregrine Falcon Display at Mayo Clinic (© Kip Ladage)

 

Peregrine Falcon at Mayo Clinic  (© Kip Ladage)

Peregrine Falcon at Mayo Clinic (© Kip Ladage)

 

Yesterday I shot many pictures of wildlife and wildflowers during a “Signs of Spring” outing. I have put the pictures to music (at large size and high resolution).

View the video at this link:    Signs of Spring   

Following are images recorded yesterday in the order recorded.

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556370 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556370 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556376 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556376 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556409 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556409 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556430 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556430 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556435 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556435 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Skunk Cabbage - Image 556444 (© Kip Ladage)

Skunk Cabbage – Image 556444 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bloodroot - Image 556367 (© Kip Ladage)

Bloodroot – Image 556367 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Meadowlark on Fence Post - Image 556550 (© Kip Ladage)

Meadowlark on Fence Post – Image 556550 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Nest - Image 556458 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Nest – Image 556458 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Nest - Image 556465 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Nest – Image 556465 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Flight - Image 556516 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Flight – Image 556516 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Adult Bald Eagle in Flight - Image 556468 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Flight – Image 556468 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556552 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556552 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556557 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556557 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556590 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556590 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556625 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556625 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556705 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556705 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556740 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556740 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556781 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556781 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556791 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556791 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556794 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556794 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556844 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556844 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie - Image 556861 (© Kip Ladage)

Pasqueflowers at Blackmon Prairie – Image 556861 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pied-billed Grebe - Image 556932 (© Kip Ladage)

Pied-billed Grebe – Image 556932 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Pied-billed Grebe - Image 556950 (© Kip Ladage)

Pied-billed Grebe – Image 556950 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wood Ducks - Image 556976 (© Kip Ladage)

Wood Ducks – Image 556976 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wood Ducks - Image 556981 (© Kip Ladage)

Wood Ducks – Image 556981 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wood Duck - Image 557020 (© Kip Ladage)

Wood Duck – Image 557020 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Wood Duck - Image 557053 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Wood Duck – Image 557053 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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