Bird


The fine white sand and deep blue waters of Turks and Caicos Islands beaches.

Select this link to see panorama photos of Turks and Caicos Islands on Providencials

Select this link to see birds photographed on Providenciales of Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Parrots from rain forests can be seen perched along pathways and in house cages at the Parrot Mountain aviary.

Parrots from rain forests can be seen perched along pathways and in house cages at the Parrot Mountain Park aviary.

Select this link to see panorama views at Parrots Mountain

Select this link to see info on Parrots Mountain

On this sunny winter day Gueese, Mallards, and Swans were in full activity at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

On this sunny winter day Geese, Mallards, and Swans were in full activity at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Select this link to see panorama photos of the outdoor birds at the Milwaukee County Zoo in the winter

Select this link to see a map and info of the Milwaukee County Zoo

Select this link to see other panorama photos at the Milwaukee County Zoo in the winter

The Milwaukee County Zoo is always an interesting Zoo to go to. In the winter it is more limited by the weather, however on this January day it was a good day. There weren’t to many people out, but the outdoor birds were having a good time in the sun. The Geese, Mallard Ducks, and Swans were walking on the snow and ice patches, and swimming in the water ponds. Hope you like the panoramic photos.

The beady eye of the Bald Eagle is seen as its soars in to Lock 14 waters for the fish catch.

Select this link to see panorama photos of the Bald Eagles at Le Claire, Iowa

Select this link to see and album of Bald Eagle photos at Lock 14, Le Claire, Iowa

Select this link for info on Le Claire, Iowa and the Bald Eagles

I went with a van of four Wisconsin birders to Le Claire, Iowa for Bald Eagle Viewing and photographing. The Mississippi River had not frozen up due to unusually warm weather, so we gave it a try, as it was to be sunny but windy. The water below Lock 14 usually doesn’t freeze; therefore the Eagles come there to get food. The Bald Eagle numbers were down, but we still saw 10-15. As you can see, we watched the Eagles at Lock & Dam 14 soaring over the water, and resting in the nearby trees. The weather was great, there was plenty of sun, and the cameras were clicking away as all had a great time.

Warbler birds, like this Magnolia Warbler, pass through the Milwaukee, WI area for 2 to 7 days each Spring. They are difficult to photograph, because of their flittering flight and small size.

Select this link to see spherical panoramic photos of the Wehr Nature Center Warbler log jam site

Each Spring Warbler birds migrate north as a change of the seasons, many pass through the Wehr Nature Center, as it is a favorite site for Warblers. Most of the time the migration is of small groups of Warbler types at various times. This year, 2011, extraordinary larger groupings came through for almost an entire week’s time. The Magnolia Warble, seen above, is typical of the many colorful Warblers that were seen and photographed.

 Since the photos are panoramic photos, you will not be able to see a good instance of a Warbler, because of their flittering flight and smallness of size. But trust me, the Warbler birds were there at the time of the photos. Links will be added later that will show the Warbler photos. It is intended by the panoramic photos to show the Warbler bird watching experience, and the site locations where they were found. Other sites were also found, but not as extraordinary as these shown.

I may add, this is my first time to photograph more than one Warble type in a short time. Cool and sunny days with little wind also helped.

Select the link below to see my bird site, and the Warbler photos that have been added to the site by selecting the “Warbler category”.