Kip’s Comments 9-11-20

Wood Ducks and Blue-winged Teal - Image 651588 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Moist Turkeys, Wood Ducks, and a Blue-winged Teal

After nearly a week of steady rain, I can only imagine our wildlife is getting hungry. Maybe not though, perhaps the rain has not slowed their regular activities. Wildlife tends be much more tenacious than we mortal humans. I suppose my concern is based, in part, on me putting human emotions and thought processes in the minds of creatures. Such assumptions can be dangerous and lead to incorrect thoughts or responses.         

Even though the cold, rainy weather has been miserable for me and impacted my activities, life has gone on for wildlife. As I noticed today, some species are weathering the weather better than others.     

I first saw wild turkeys working their way along the edge of a campground. I noticed how haphazardly their feathers appeared. Then I thought of how much I despise turkey that is cooked too dry. I know, the two thoughts are not really similar, other than the bird, but that is the way my mind was thinking.     

Wet Wild Turkey - Image 651483 (© Kip Ladage)

Wet Wild Turkey – Image 651483 (© Kip Ladage)

 

A bit later I came across a collection of wood ducks and a lone blue-winged teal. The setting was appropriate for ducks so I took a few pictures.

Wood Ducks and Blue-winged Teal - Image 651588 (© Kip Ladage)

Wood Ducks and Blue-winged Teal – Image 651588 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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