Green Island

Richard Remington at Hanover Bluff Nature Preserve
Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA pair of very small and fragile wood ducks. These birds are so cute I wanted to pick them up and hug them.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaThis is a wonderful place to come and spend the day! This yellow-rumped warbler was in a woodland area next to a marsh.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaThank you to @Richard Remington for posting such inspiring photos of these spectacular wetlands! This weekend I made the trip and it was all that...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaI have been trying to get a descent picture of a killdeer all spring. The trouble is, they don't stand still for very long! Finally, I found one...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA canadian goose gosling roughs up a family of wood ducks. The mother wood duck stood her ground and the bully backed off. I never did see where...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA trio of male Wood Ducks sunning on a sunken log. I failed miserably with Wood Ducks until I stopped moving and camped out in one area and waited...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA family of wood ducks taking a late afternoon nap. Baby wood ducks are so small at birth it is hard to imagine how they survive.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA pair of pintail ducks getting ready to take flight at Green Island. These ducks migrate by the thousands through this area in the Spring and Fall.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA family of Wood Ducks at Green Island. You rarely see families together since the Mom does most of the rearing so I was happy to capture this...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA late Winter male hooded merganser at Green Island. If I sit patiently in the weeds I can get some interesting shots of margansers, wood ducks and...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA blue morph snow goose getting ready to lift off at Green island. The best place in the midwest to catch migrating birds and the best part is that...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaI love waiting for birds to do something different than a normal pose. I could not figure out if the bird was yawning or had a fish stuck in its...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaAnother bald eagle perched on a muskrat hut at Green Island. This is a juvenile bald eagle that is just short of 4 years old when the head and tail...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaGreen Island in all of its glory. Late Spring is a great time for this location when all the American White Pelicans show up to feed on the...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA common snipe sitting in algae on a late Fall afternoon. These birds are always tough to capture in the open.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA pair of sandhill cranes in the middle of nowhere. I could tell they were there by the call but they stayed firmly put until I got close. I...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaOne of my hot spots at Green Island that always holds a wood duck or merganser. This hooded merganser was very late as most of them disperse by the...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA large juvenile bald eagle quickly fillets a carp it caught in a small opening in the ice. When small pockets open the carp are often seen sucking...Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA male cinnamon teal in breeding plumage.Green Island, IowaGreen IslandIowaA spotted sandpiper that appeared to have a nest on the ground. I startled the bird who jumped up from the grass right in front of me so I took a...
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