Have a safe trip, pelicans

The pelicans have mostly moved on. The cormorants will follow soon. Ducks are arriving in abundance. Meadowlarks are singing fall songs, and coots are everywhere. It’s beautiful weather to be out watching. Don’t forget to look up. Enjoy! Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Mallards

I saw this lovely couple taking advantage of a water-soaked ditch along the road. They were so close that I actually had difficulty getting a picture of the two of them together because my telephoto lens is too long. I didn’t notice until working on this post just now that the male of the pair looks like he has something stuck in his neck. It looks like a staple from a staple gun. Sometimes humans really suck. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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More Wakarusa Wetlands magic

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Save the Wakarusa Wetlands

If I could, I would walk the wetlands every morning. There is something magical about spending a couple of hours just wandering around, listening to the sounds, and watching all the activity. I like to think that those who think destroying the wetlands for a highway is in any way a good idea would change their minds if they just spent some time there. If you’re on Facebook, I encourage you to become a fan of the Wetlands Preservation Organization. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Finally, some sun

I spend a few hours at the Wakarusa wetlands this morning. It started out pretty foggy, but once the sun came out, it was a very nice morning. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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