Kip’s Comments 11-22-18

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park - Image 535094 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Happy Thanksgiving – Sharing Wildlife Observations from the Morning

Happy Thanksgiving to all who read these words! Each of us has much to be thankful for – from health, to jobs, to family and friends. Hopefully your list of blessings is long and appreciated!       

I was able to enjoy some time outdoors today before our formal Thanksgiving celebration began. After learning of a long-tail duck sighting at George Wyth State Park, I traveled to the park to hopefully see the uncommon bird. I was not successful in finding the duck.   

While looking for the duck I was surprised to notice a lone killdeer along the shore of the lake. I can’t remember ever seeing a killdeer in snow, so I had to shoot a few pictures (or more). Hopefully this bird moves south soon so it can return next summer to nest, raise young, and make their tell-tale call as they fly.   

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park:         

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park - Image 535094 (© Kip Ladage)

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park – Image 535094 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park - Image 535046 (© Kip Ladage)

Killdeer in Snow at George Wyth State Park – Image 535046 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Also seen at George Wyth State Park was this stunning red-shouldered hawk. I am watching for a second red-shouldered hawk to be nearby as the winter months approach.   

Red-shouldered Hawk at George Wyth State Park:   

Red-shouldered Hawk at George Wyth State Park - Image 535193 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-shouldered Hawk at George Wyth State Park – Image 535193 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red-shouldered Hawk at George Wyth State Park - Image 535196 (© Kip Ladage)

Red-shouldered Hawk at George Wyth State Park – Image 535196 (© Kip Ladage)

 

As I expected, I saw some whitetail deer today. The bucks were not spotted, but plenty of does were moving around.   

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands:

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands- Image 534951 (© Kip Ladage)

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands- Image 534951 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands- Image 534960 (© Kip Ladage)

Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands- Image 534960 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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