I spent several hours at the Wakarusa Wetlands this morning. It was cloudy and cold, so I pretty much had it to myself. I stayed on the south side, as far away as I could from any impending construction. Many species of sparrows have arrived and seeing huge flocks of goldfinches and Eastern bluebirds was magical. While these cold, windy fall days are a favorite, they are not the best for taking pictures. I was able to get a few sparrow shots and a charming beaver who I only saw because I heard his chewing. Click on pictures to enlarge.
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.
A female cardinal watches the sunrise. A sparrow peeks out at me. A mockingbird takes aim at a starling and takes over the fencepost. Click on pictures to enlarge.