Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Immature Bald Eagle soaring over the wetlands at Middle Fork River Preserve in Champaign County. Who knew there were wetlands in Champaign County? Not easy to find, it is a wonderful bird sanctuary, closed to the public during nesting time in the spring.
Wetland at Middle Fork River Preserve in Champaign County. Some shore birds were milling around on the mud flats but I could only identify the Killdeer. Too far for binoculars or my telephoto lens. Other photos of the shore birds are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/jward199/ShorebirdsAtMiddleFork
A young White-tailed Deer was eating grass by the side of the road leading down the bluff at Springdale Cemetery. She still had spots! She watched me photograph her for a while then went back to eating. Usually the deer in the cemetery run when they see a car approach. Maybe mom was near by, making her feel safe.