Tuesday, July 5, 2011

By Rook or by Brook...




We have been on a huge lucky streak this Summer. We just had the best 4th of July ever. Small town Parades, great food and lots of fun hiking. And just when we thought the weekend was over we ran across the best Black Raspberry picking to date. And topped it off by discovering that we could see 3 cities worth of fire works 1/2 block from our house. Summer rocks! But our lucky streak actually started a couple weeks ago. We were hiking at Interstate State Park in Wisconsin and ran across a Heron Rookery. All morning we could hear this weird sound. It was like a cross between monkeys and bird squawks. So before we left we did a slow drive by. We thought,"tree frogs gone wild perhaps?" Then we saw that the tree tops were alive and the forest floor was covered in a magical coat of white. O.K. it was no magic. It was poop! Some trees had 2-3 nests and it went on for almost a city block.












And our lucky streak continued. I just happened across 2 photogenic Owls last week. Just a few blocks from my house at lake Harriet. By a brook... honest! Does anyone know what the real saying by hook or by crook means? Hopefully it's nothing politically incorrect! Tune in next week for more animals. We picked up our Trail Cam footage last weekend.































8 comments:

*Honest Abe said...

Like the owl very much. Nice shot. Not sure about the eyes glowing red?

Carol............. said...

You got some pretty good shots of the wildlife. When I was a child in Europe the storks would build their nests up high...usually on church roofs since there were few trees!

Thanks for the mini-trip to Tikal this looks like something I would be very interested in seeing.

Linda Hensley said...

I love the glowing eyes! Nature is loving you this week. Beautiful photos and I like your "remedy" too.

The Chair Speaks said...

These birds shots are lovely. We love that winking owl! :)

DJan said...

Wow! What cool shots! I didn't know they built their nests in the tops of trees like that, and I've not been that close to an owl, either. Glad to hear you had a great Fourth!!

Wanda..... said...

Love your owl photos. I've only seen an owl here one time, but hear them often in the distance.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What cool wildlife photos,
I love the owl most,, he looks like Owlburt my friend
love
tweedles

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That's a sight I've never seen! Very nice.
I don't know the exact orgion of that phrase, but I do know it means to get something done by whatever means necessary.