Feathers - - -
Several times we saw a small flock of wild turkeys on the same road bank. I managed to catch a fleeting shot of one.
We take hummingbird feeders and always enjoy their frenzied antics. This is a female Ruby-Throated at our feeder. Notice the water line in the feeder - - - these birds have voracious appetites!!! Greg refilled the feeders about every other day.
Red-Headed Woodpecker. This little scoundrel appeared often in our trees, but was very adept at hide-and-seek with my camera.
Cedar Waxwing. My only life-time sighting of this particular little beauty.
Loons. We are simply LOONY about loons. Here is an adult with a juvenile. Look closely for the red eye on mama.
Entire loon family. One parent has a fish in it's beak ready to feed the young.
On water these birds are all grace - - - different story when they go on land to nest.
Sand Hill Cranes.
Greg radioed in from the boat one evening that there were pelicans on the lake. I responded that we don't have pelicans in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, it must be something else. He, being a Floridian said, "Keetha, I know my pelicans!!!!" To which I asked what he'd been drinking!!!! Well - - - he snapped this picture - - - and what do you think? PELICANS.
Later in town he told the "experts" at the fly fishing store that he'd sighted pelicans. Their first question, "Was alcohol involved?" He promptly showed them this picture to which they said, "Those are pelicans all right!!!
Pelicans!!! In the Northwoods!!! Go figure.
They were only on the lake one evening and the following morning. We guess they were migrating from Lake Superior (which does from time to time have some pelicans) south.