I needed a bit of a break from “reality”, with dilemmas over the horse trailer, Chewbacca and future goals – it’s all a bit stressful! I don’t get away often at all. It’s been more than a year since I had any type of vacation, so to me just a “weekend getaway” is a real treat.
So, I treated myself– to 24 hours with just my camera and the beauty of nature! I figure this must be what Heaven looks like. Sun, blue skies, green grass, and beautiful flowers and animals and nature everywhere. I visited Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin – one of 25 Federally protected marshes in the U.S. (including the Everglades).
In some of the spots of the marsh – especially when I went there in the middle of night to look at the stars- I couldn’t even hear traffic and barely saw city lights. I listened to the coyotes and the crickets and during the day – the birds! Oh my the birds!!!!! It was wonderful … and speaking of the Everglades—- photo trip 2016 might just be starting into the planning stages. I’m not kidding! After seeing a small taste of the beauty and wonder of nature at Horicon, it seems like only the Everglades would even be able to top that!
For now, I am happy to share some of my photos of the marsh. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! I have over 80 photos all together, but chose just a small handful to share here.
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Above, a flock of geese coming in for a landing – you can see more geese and sandhill cranes in the field below. This was at about 5:30am Sunday morning.
Below, a flock of American White Pelicans takes to flight over the marsh, around 6am Sunday Morning.
Above, an adult male American Bald Eagle, and a juvenile Bald Eagle, around 4 months of age.
Below, a barn swallow
Above, dawn at the Marsh.
Below, an adult Black Crowned Night Heron on the left, and a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron on the right.
Above, Double Crested Cormorant with a bullhead carp in its mouth
Below, a field of black eyed Susans, I just thought was pretty. 😉
Above & below, my “usuals”, Great Blue Heron and a Great White Egret.
Above, a Green Heron with a crawfish for breakfast. Below, a muskrat.
Above, a spotted sandpiper and below, a yellow headed black bird.