Wednesday, November 29, 2017
I can hear it now. "Snowy Owls? Is that all you got?" Well if these Arctic interlopers are going to keep crossing paths with me, I've got to keep blogging about them.
This morning I stayed over into the daylight hours for a meeting and afterward took advantage of the sunny skies and light winds to check if last week's owls were still up on the reservoir.
Other birds of interest included a flock of 14 White-phase Snow Geese, that circled the reservoir for about 10 minutes.
A single Blue-morph Snow Geese hung out with the Canada Geese.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
I stopped by my work on my day off to see if the Snowy Owl found there last week was still present. It was and it brought a friend, a second Snowy. Only one bird was close enough to photograph.
Also present in the reservoir were a Pied-billed and Horned Grebe.
On the lower reservoir road a handful of bucks contemplated a rearranging of the accepted hierarchy.
|10-pt Buck- " I'm going to let that guy know what I think of him......"|
|Next up the buck who looks like he got his rack at the factory seconds outlet.|
|He better walk before he makes him run.|
Friday, November 10, 2017
The clash of seasons gave me the opportunity to photograph two of my favorite subjects (snow and fall colors) simultaneously.
|Leaves at Ludington State Park|
At Buttersville Park, which is on the grounds of my employer, I ran into my coworker Brad who told me that the Snowy Owl that he found yesterday was still up on the reservoir road.
About an hour later I drove the upper reservoir road and found the Snowy and a Dark-morph Rough-legged Hawk at eye level.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
|3 White-morph Snow Geese and a Cackling Goose in flight|
After an unsuccessful chase of a late Blue-headed Vireo that Dave Dister found at the State Park this morning, my wife and I drove to the upper reservoir road at my worksite. As we slowly drove the upper loop, I noticed flocks of Canada Geese coming to land on the pond. Scanning the flocks I saw 3 White-morph Snow Geese following the Canadas in from the surrounding cornfields.
|Blue Morph Snow Goose|
|Four Cackling Geese among Canada Geese|
|Immature Bald Eagle|
Friday, November 3, 2017
|Better background and lighting|