Friday, October 06, 2006

Banner Marsh, Bell's Landing

View from the Dike between Bell's Landing and the Illinois River.

Tree Swallows were everywhere at Banner Marsh, Bell's Landing on Monday Morning. Thousands of swallows swarmed over the lakes.

Tree Swallows resting briefly.

Great Blue Heron.

Turkey flush. He startled me as we walked down the dike at Bell's Landing.

Turkey flush, on the wing.

Common Grackle. One of thousands of blackbirds at the marshon Monday morning.

Praying Mantis hiding in the grass.

Milkweed bursting forth with seed.

Common Whitetail Dragonfly.

Cooper Park and Spindler Marina

Click on the photo to view my Picasa Web Album to see 18 photos of sparrows and other small birds.