Sunday, March 29, 2009

Milwaukee Botanical Domes

I've been taking a wildlife photography class. What I've discovered is there is much to be learned about photography and I am definately still a beginner. Today we took a field trip to take some pictures for our final class. Here are a couple.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ominous Sunset

This sunset came out a bit on the creepy side. For some reason I kind of like it:)

First Crocus

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doing what you hate while enjoying the scenery

Just returned from a ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Skiing is not my favorite sport(understatement) and a week of it in my opinion is way too much. The rest of the family loves it, so that is why I go. Where else can you see scenery like this and a ski so blue?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Northern Harrier? Hawk?

Not sure what type of bird landed on my deck. Is it a northern harrier? Another type of hawk? Not the best picture just curious about the bird type.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Coyote in the mist

There have been coyotes out during the day in our neighborhood the past couple of weeks. On our way to school this morning it was very foggy. My son said it would be the perfect day for coyotes to hunt their prey. Sure enough when I returned there was a coyote out in the field hunting. Too bad it was so foggy or this would have been a much better shot.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Robins and Grackles are back

I wonder if these Robins and Grackles expected snow when they returned. Today is the first day I've seen flocks of these birds returning north.

Ice Mist at sunrise

It is back in the 20's today after the warm up last week. There was some ice mist at sunrise this morning that was quite pretty.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Migrating Sandhill Crane in Flight

I took a short hike on the Ice Age trail today. There were lots of geese migrating through. I kept hearing Sandhill Cranes, but couldn't locate where they were. Finally a pair took off into the air and I snapped this photo. I'm surprised they are back this early. Also surprising with how big they are that they can fly:)

Close up of a hawk

Temperatures in the 50's and the sounds of birds migrating over head drew me outside today with my camera. I found this hawk hiding in some brush behind my house. He let me get quite close to him before he took off after some doves.

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