Kip’s Comments 10-15-20

Hermit Thrush - Image 659391 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Not Alone For End of the Season Tasks

With many regrets today was the official end of the 2020 camping season for us. After seeing the upcoming forecast, today was the day to winterize our camper. There will be no more camping in the camper for this year. If, by chance, we have an unusually warm weekend, I will not hesitate to pull out a tent and go tent camping. And, we still have the cabin for our nature moments, so all has not yet ended, but soon will.       

Last weekend may have been our best camping weekend of the year. I put together a two-part video capturing some of the moments – from paddling on the Mississippi River to hiking at Effigy Mounds and the Yellow River State Forest. View the video by clicking on this link:   

Exploring Northeast Iowa On Water and On Foot (video)         

While winterizing the camper I noticed an unusual bird hanging around near me. I thought I recognized it bouncing around in the leaves. When I recorded an image I was able to confirm a hermit thrush was keeping me company. This bird appears a bit lopsided, but it was able to fly without problems.

Hermit Thrush:

Hermit Thrush - Image 659391 (© Kip Ladage)

Hermit Thrush – Image 659391 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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