Kip’s Comments 5-11-17

Male Baltimore Oriole - Image 439613 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Before Work Birds

Before a very full day of work today I shot some photos. Most were bird photos, including a couple that I am having formally ID’d. Here they are…    

Male Baltimore Oriole:    

Male Baltimore Oriole - Image 439613 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Baltimore Oriole – Image 439613 (© Kip Ladage)

 

House Wren:    

House Wren - Image 439651 (© Kip Ladage)

House Wren – Image 439651 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Probable Flycatcher Species:        

Flycatcher Species - Image 439623 (© Kip Ladage)

Great Crested Flycatcher – Image 439623 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Swainson’s Thrush:    

Wood Thrush - Image 439695 (© Kip Ladage)

Swainson’s Thrush – Image 439695 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wood Thrush - Image 439688 (© Kip Ladage)

Swainson’s Thrush – Image 439688 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler:          

Yellow-rumped Warbler - Image 439722 (© Kip Ladage)

Yellow-rumped Warbler – Image 439722 (© Kip Ladage)

 

For a couple of “non-bird” images I shot green leaves over water and a shrub blossom.  

Green Leaves Over Water:  

Green Leaves Over Water - Image 439776 (© Kip Ladage)

Green Leaves Over Water – Image 439776 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Yellow-white Shrub Blossom:      

Yellow-white Blossom - Image 439768 (© Kip Ladage)

Yellow-white Blossom – Image 439768 (© Kip Ladage)

 

I’ll end with something very disturbing. Until today I had not seen zebra mussels (an exotic/invasive species) in the wild. I wish that was still the case at this time, but it is not. Lake Okoboji is infested with zebra mussels that attach to all surfaces. What a wildlife tragedy….  

Zebra Mussels:

Zebra Mussels - Image 439885 (© Kip Ladage)

Zebra Mussels – Image 439885 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Zebra Mussels - Image 439894 (© Kip Ladage)

Zebra Mussels – Image 439894 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Zebra Mussels - Image 439906 (© Kip Ladage)

Zebra Mussels – Image 439906 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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