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I’ve had a variety of birds at my feeder. I was particularly happy to see a Pileated Woodpecker several times last week.

Pileated Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

Downy Woodpeckers

Dark-eyed Junco

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

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I had quite a few Northern Cardinals show up at my feeders during a brief snowstorm.

 

My wife has put together an exhibit of eight of my winter photographs for the Menomonie, Wisconsin Public Library. The photos selected are shown below.

A Female Northern Cardinal taken during snowstorm.

A Bald Eagle shot at Colvill Park in Red Wing Minnesota. It was fourteen below zero.

These trees covered in ice were photographed above Lake Superior at Tettegouche State Park in Minnesota. A strong March storm roared across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Nor’easter caused huge waves along the lake which then froze on the trees.

Bridge along the Red Cedar Trail near Downsville, Wisconsin after an early November snowfall.

An Ice formation at Devil’s Punchbowl near Menomonie, Wisconsin

Bond falls is my favorite winter waterfall destination. It is located near Paulding, Michigan in the U.P.

Trees photographed, during a winter snowstorm, while skiing the Backcountry Trail at Swedetown. Swedetown is located in Calumet, Michigan.

A rock and Ice formation along the Apostile Islands.

These are a few of the birds I’ve seen around the feeder the last few weeks.

Northern Cardinal

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Goldfinch

 

The first snowfall of the season brought a large number of birds out to the feeders. At one point there were 35 Goldfinches at the feeder.

As I mentioned in an earlier post we were about to head out on a hiking trip when my wife noticed a White-tailed Deer buck in the front yard. When I grabbed the camera I reminded myself that we might see some Bald Eagles along the way. The weekend before we had driven down to Iowa and saw in excess of 20 Bald Eagles. We hadn’t gone five miles when my wife noticed this fellow along the road. We drove down the road and I got my camera out and headed back to get some photos. He posed for quite a while before flying off. We noticed he headed for a tree in the valley where there was another Bald Eagle.

We took a short fall hike on the Red Cedar State Trail. We noticed some folks ahead of us looking up into the trees so when we reached the same area we tried to find what they were looking at. We could hear a bird calling and soon found this Broad Winged Hawk sitting in a tree. We watched it for quite a while before continuing out hike. On our way back we found it was still in the same tree.

We were gone most of the summer. When I returned in early August I put out a few hummingbird feeders. It was only a couple of days before the hummingbirds turned up at the feeders. The second week of September they are still around. They are also feeding on my Red Prince Weigela and my Sunflowers.

After visiting Lindoy we headed to another beautiful island Nakkholmen. The island has more than 180 small summer cottages.

This is a shot of the ferry arriving in Nakkholmen. Since it was a beautiful day folks were heading out to the islands to sunbathe and swim.

More photos from Nakkholmen can be found on my website.

The small harbor at Nakkholmen.

The standard color cottages red and yellow. The color choices are restricted.

While waiting for the ferry to arrive I took the opportunity to photograph some of the wildlife.The first shot shows a couple of Barnacle Geese and the second shot is an Eurasian Oystercatcher feeding.

I can’t resist taking photos of water patterns.