Thursday, November 03, 2005

Red-Bellied Woodpecker at Banner Marsh


Red-bellied Woodpecker posing for us at Banner Marsh, in Fulton County, Illinois.
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Closup View from the Dike at Bell's Landing


View from the dike at Banner Marsh. Mary took this photograph using the 400mm lens. I like the way the space between the poles is shortened by the lens.
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Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron, stalking its prey.
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View from the Dike


Bell's Landing, Banner Marsh.
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Mute Swans


Lovely, but invasive, Mute Swans nest at Banner Marsh.
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Mute Swans at Banner Marsh


Lovey in the light of the setting sun.
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Flight of the Heron


Great Blue Heron in flight.
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Sunset over the Marsh


Sunset over the marsh.
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Egrets Fly In for the Night


Great Egrets roosting.
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Silouhettes


Marsh silouhettes.
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Sunset


Sunset at Banner Marsh.
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Great Egrets Roosting


Great Egrets roosting at sunset.
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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Hannibal, Missouri


Mark Twain's boyhood home.
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J. M. Clemmens, Justice of the Peace


Mark Twain's father's law office.
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Tom Sawyer's Fence


Ed by Tom Sawyer's Fence.
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Mark Twain Riverboat


The Mark Twain Riverboat touring the Mississippi River.
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Jump at Your Own Risk!


Do Not Jump Off Wall! Dangerous!
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Amish at Hannibal


Amish visiting Hannibal.
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The Dike at Hannibal, Missouri


View from the Hannibal Dike.
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Monday, October 31, 2005

Calhoun County, Illinois, Land Between the Rivers


Leaving Calhoun County.
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Farmland in Calhoun County


Calhoun County farm.
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Tugboat to Ferry Us Across the Illinois River


Miss Illinois, our ferry's tugboat.
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Illinois River from the Ferry


Ferry View # 2. Ed also took this photo out his window while we were crossing the Illinois River.
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View from the Ferry


Ferry View. Ed used my camera to take this shot for me.
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Kampville Ferry on the Illinois River


Boarding the Kampville Ferry to cross the Illinois River.
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Calhoun County Wild Turkeys


Turkeys in the road.
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Turkey crossing the road, far in the distance, using the 400mm lens.
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Fall Folliage on the Cliffs in Calhoun County


Distant cliffs, Calhoun County. Taken with the 18-55mm lens.
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Distant Cliffs up Close


Distant cliffs, Calhoun County, Illnois. Taken with the 400mm lens.
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Two Rivers national Wildlife Refuge


The Mississippi River, at the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Batchtown Division, in the Mississippi River floodplain in Calhoun County, Illinois.

"The Batchtown Division lies within Pool 25 of the Mississippi River floodplain in Calhoun County, Illinois. The 3,500 acres making up the division contain a mosaic of forests, backwater sloughs, agricultural lands, lakes, ponds and wetland management units. It is bordered on the south by Batchtown State Fish and Wildlife Management Area and on the north by Red’s Landing Wildlife Management Area. Both are managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources."

The area was closed for the Migratory Bird Season; this was as close as we got.
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