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Late spring is not a great time to photograph wildlife at Gilbert Creek. On our last trip we managed to flush a Bald Eagle who was in a tree above the road. When it left it was being chased by a blackbird. There were also a few horses in a pasture.

 

While photographing at Gilbert Creek Wildlife area I encountered a large number of Barn Swallows. There was also a mature Bald Eagle sitting in a tree.

 

I’ve managed to capture a few birds at Gilbert Creek. An Eastern Phoebe which is the first one that I’ve seen at Gilbert Creek.

A Bald Eagle has been hanging around.

A few Mallard Ducks can be found.

Shot of a Song Sparrow early in the morning.

Given the current situation in the world it was great to be able to get out of the house and drive through Crex Meadows. Not a lot going on but we did see some wildlife.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Trumpeter Swans

Rough legged Hawk

 

It was another beautiful morning to ski on the Red Cedar Trail. We had a light snowfall overnight so the snow was fresh. There were quite a few fresh tracks in the snow.

The ice wall was looking good with the fresh snow.

We have been seeing Bald Eagles in the nest across the river from the ice wall. On this morning if flew from the nest to a perch above the ice wall. It didn’t seem to be bothered by us skiing past it.

 

It was below zero last week when my wife and I drove over to Red Wing, Minnesota. During the winter months Bald Eagles and Bald Eagle watchers gather in Covill Park. On this particular day there were probably 50 or 60 of them sitting in the trees. Unfortunately there was not a lot of activity. A couple of them were looking for fish but without much luck. At one point a train came by and sounded its horn. That got about 20 of them to take off all at once. Of course that was when I was sitting in the car trying to keep warm.

 

I recently drove up to Crex Meadows to find out what was going on. Not a lot of wildlife to be found but I still managed a few shots.

On our way back from town last week we noticed a Bald Eagle sitting near the road. We were able to get quite close to it and it never moved.

We have seen quite a few Bald Eagles at Crex Meadows.

 

Gilbert Creek Wildlife Area is Located about 7 miles west of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Its a place that I visit frequently in the spring for bird photography. It’s only about 5 minutes from my house so it is easy to get to. It’s also the place where I participate in the spring Midwest Crane Count.

As we drove up I noticed a Bald Eagle in a tree. It looked like it had just finished eating a rabbit. We watched it a while before it flew off. My wife noticed it was returning so I got out of the car and was able to get a couple of photographs of it in flight.

I was also able to capture a couple of Mallard Ducks in flight.

There are quite a few Canada Geese at Gilbert Creek but none of them are on the nest.