Spring Walkabout | No Leaves Sunset Spring sunsets capture imagination occasionally. Even when a nice evening walkabout fail to produce images of critters, a nice sunset image saves the day. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Spring Walkabout | a 7 Image Story.
Spring Walkabout | a 7 Image Story Hey, it’s spring. After a long winter, spring walkabouts bring a fresh perspective. Color slowly begins to reemerge. Sure, rain and snow showers make for muddier boots. Does April snow bring May flowers? Enough with the snow, already! Time for some warm weather, green grass, and nice calm lakes.
More critters begin to appear. The leaves have not come on the trees yet. It’s possible to find larger birds like hawks and owls on the tree branches. After missing its prey, the Barred Owl perched in a tree along the walkabout trail. It really blends into its surroundings. Without bins, finding a Barred Owl in a forest is nearly impossible; even with bins, it’s difficult.
Each spring, a flock of American Pelicans spends a couple of weeks on a slough along my walkabout path on their way up north. Spring is clearly here when they arrive. They are great fun and such clowns to watch.
Each image will be posted individually this week with a bit more narrative under category Spring Walkabout.
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Snow B&W | Spring Snow Walkabout Winter walkabouts can be a bit more challenging than summer hikes. Wading through a foot of fresh snow still has its rewards when a scenic image with falling snow reveals itself. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Snow B&W | a 7 Image Story.
Look Up As leaves fall and winter approaches, look up occasionally while walking through the forest. You may find a nice scene or an owl flying overhead.
Snow in the Air Weather on November walkabouts varies from balmy warm to snow. This year is no exception. While the trails are still green, brown, and wet, snow has filled the air more than once this year; just a prelude to beautiful snows soon to come.
7 Image Story | Leave Fall Behind Looking back from the foot bridge near forest’s edge, I promised myself to come back in the winter’s snow. See 7 Image Story | Fall Walkabout for the entire story.
7 Image Story | Creek Flowing The stream runs along the eastern edge of the woods and really only flows after a significant rain. Wildlife use the stream as a pathway through the woods and surrounding area. See 7 Image Story | Fall Walkabout for the entire story.
7 Image Story | White-tailed Deer Although it was quite a distance, the white-tailed deer easily heard me walking since the leaves crunched beneath my feet as I walked along the path. Upon seeing the deer, I stopped to change to a telephoto lens. The deer just stood its ground. A few simple clicks with an effective focal length of 540mm captured the deer’s image nicely. See 7 Image Story | Fall Walkabout for the entire story.