A Picture a Day – December 2020

 

December 2020

 

December 31, 2020 – Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant Hiding in Snow and Corn Stubble:

Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant Hiding in Snow - Image 665144 (© Kip Ladage)

Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant Hiding in Snow – Image 665144 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 30, 2020- Wapsipinicon River at Night in Winter (No open water for my monthly “Full Moon Paddle”:

Wapsipinicon River at Night in Winter - Image 665130 (© Kip Ladage)

Wapsipinicon River at Night in Winter – Image 665130 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 29, 2020 – Heavy Snowfall Magic at Sweet Marsh:

Heavy Snowfall at Sweet Marsh - Image 665093 (© Kip Ladage)

Heavy Snowfall at Sweet Marsh – Image 665093 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 28, 2020 – Trumpeter Swan at Sweet Marsh:

Trumpeter Swan in Flight - Image 665064 (© Kip Ladage)

Trumpeter Swan in Flight – Image 665064 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 27, 2020 – Making Snow Angels:

Making Snow Angels - Image 665056 (© Kip Ladage)

Making Snow Angels – Image 665056 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 26, 2020 – Red-shouldered Hawk Taking Flight:

Red-shouldered Hawk - Image 665036 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-shouldered Hawk – Image 665036 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 25, 2020 – Merry Christmas from the Ladage’s!:

Moving Water - Image 66528 (© Kip Ladage)

Moving Water – Image 66528 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 24, 2020 – Red-shouldered Hawk at Sweet Marsh:

Red-shouldered Hawk - Image 664946 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-shouldered Hawk – Image 664946 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 23, 2020 – Feather Pattern in Nature:

Feather Pattern Macro - Image 664896 (© Kip Ladage)

Feather Pattern Macro – Image 664896 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 22, 2020 – Coyote Running in Corn Stubble:

Coyote Running in Corn Stubble - Image 664735 (© Kip Ladage)

Coyote Running in Corn Stubble – Image 664735 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 21, 2020 – Christmas Star – Separation Between Jupiter and Saturn (Notice Rings of Saturn):

Christmas Star - Jupiter and Saturn - Image 664586 (© Kip Ladage)

Christmas Star – Jupiter and Saturn – Image 664586 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 20, 2020 – Hoarfrost at Sweet Marsh (video available here: Hoarfrost at Sweet Marsh Video)

Hoarfrost at Sweet Marsh - Image 664214 (© Kip Ladage)

Hoarfrost at Sweet Marsh – Image 664214 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 19, 2020 – FLIR Image in Cold Weather (Dressed in Layers) (Details here):

FLIR Image in Cold Weather - Close - Image 663526 (© Kip Ladage)

FLIR Image in Cold Weather – Close – Image 663526 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 18, 2020 – Adult Bald Eagle in Tree Along Wapsipinicon River:

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree Along Wapsipinicon River - Image 663488 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree Along Wapsipinicon River – Image 663488 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 17, 2020 – Adult Bald Eagle Eating ‘Possu,m:

Adult Bald Eagle Eating Opossum - Image 663417 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle Eating Opossum – Image 663417 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

 

December 16, 2020 – American Kestrel Taking Flight:

American Kestrel Taking Flight - Image 663410 (© Kip Ladage)

American Kestrel Taking Flight – Image 663410 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 15, 2020 – Tripoli Main Street at Night:

Tripoli Main Street at Night - Image 663406 (© Kip Ladage)

Tripoli Main Street at Night – Image 663406 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 14, 2020 – Avian Test (See Avian Test for details):

Bird Feeder with Fishing Line - Image 663396 (© Kip Ladage)

Bird Feeder with Fishing Line – Image 663396 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 13, 2020 – Downy Woodpecker at Festive Holiday Suet Feeder:

Downy Woodpecker at Holiday Suet Party - Image 663373 (© Kip Ladage)

Downy Woodpecker at Holiday Suet Party – Image 663373 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 12, 2020 – Snowy Sweet Marsh Scenic:

Snowy Scenic at Sweet Marsh - Image 663257 (© Kip Ladage)

Snowy Scenic at Sweet Marsh – Image 663257 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 11, 2020 – Aspen Tree with Poison Ivy Vine:

Quaking Aspen with Poison Ivy - Image 663202 (© Kip Ladage)

Quaking Aspen with Poison Ivy – Image 663202 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 10, 2020 – Bald Eagle in River:

Bald Eagle in River - Image 663160 (© Kip Ladage)

Bald Eagle in River – Image 663160 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 9, 2020 – Meteor in Night Sky:

Night Sky with Meteor - Image 663147 (© Kip Ladage)

Night Sky with Meteor – Image 663147 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 8, 2020 – Adult Bald Eagle in Tree:

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 663097 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 663097 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 7, 2020 – Cedar Berry:

Cedar Berry - Image 663071 (© Kip Ladage)

Cedar Berry – Image 663071 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 6, 2020 – Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Holes in Cedar Tree:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Holes in Cedar Tree - Image 663066 (© Kip Ladage)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Holes in Cedar Tree – Image 663066 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 5, 2020 – Adult Bald Eagle in Tree:

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree - Image 662982 (© Kip Ladage)

Adult Bald Eagle in Tree – Image 662982 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 4, 2020 – Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight (notice edge of tail):

Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight - Image 662947 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight – Image 662947 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 3, 2020 – Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight:

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight - Image 662854 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Flight – Image 662854 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 2, 2020 – Great Blue Heron:

Great Blue Heron - Image 662853 (© Kip Ladage)

Great Blue Heron – Image 662853 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

December 1, 2020 – Juvenile Bald Eagle Released After Recovering from Wing Fracture:

Juvenile Bald Eagle Release - Image 662819 (© Kip Ladage)

Juvenile Bald Eagle Release – Image 662819 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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