Kip’s Comments 3-26-20

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night - Image 617353 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Talking To The Animals – Both of Us 

Some days I work too hard for wildlife photos. Earlier today for example, I shot some pictures when I wasn’t working. Then I spent an hour or more in my kayak tonight after work, hoping to shoot photos of ducks and cranes, but that did not happen either. Before I go any further, I will share the few photos shot earlier today.   

This bald eagle was in my mother-in-law’s tree.   

Bald Eagle on Top of Evergreen Tree - Image 617321 (© Kip Ladage)

Bald Eagle on Top of Evergreen Tree – Image 617321 (© Kip Ladage)

         

As I drove down a road I spotted something unusual in a wet ditch – this not so pretty domestic goose or duck or whatever it is. This certainly looks like a mixing of DNA.      

Domestic Fowl in Wet Ditch - Image 617343 (© Kip Ladage)

Domestic Fowl in Wet Ditch – Image 617343 (© Kip Ladage)

 

I also saw a number of sandhill cranes feeding in corn stubble. This was one of the closer birds.    

Sandhill Crane in Corn Stubble - Image 617295 (© Kip Ladage)

Sandhill Crane in Corn Stubble – Image 617295 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Tonight when I returned from paddling after dark, the neighborhood barred owls were calling not too far away. I talked back to them and they responded. The owls wanted to communicate and perched in the maple tree outside our window. Kristy and I both went about our business until Kristy had to let the dogs out. While she was outside she talked to the owls too. That really got them going to the point they moved close enough that they must have been able to look into the window and see me working on the computer. I could not resist their proximity and had to shoot some pictures of them. Notice in the last picture how I now know the source of the white-wash messes on our patio.     

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night:

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night - Image 617344 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night – Image 617344 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night - Image 617353 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night – Image 617353 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night - Image 617350 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl in Maple Tree at Night – Image 617350 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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