Category Archives: Marsh

Anhinga, Up Close

This Anhinga was drying her feathers after diving for fish. For some reason it didn’t seem to be an issue that I was closer than usual.

Anhinga, Up Close - click to enlarge
Anhinga, Up Close – click to enlarge

The distinct soft brown neck feathers of breeding season are being replaced by the normal black and silver colors.

Anhinga, Up Close - click to enlarge
Anhinga, Up Close – click to enlarge

In this condition, wet and molting, they are a little bedraggled looking. Still Anhinga can be beautiful birds, not to mention deadly hunters

Anhinga, Up Close - click to enlarge
Anhinga, Up Close – click to enlarge

Sunflower Fields

Fields of Sunflowers are spread across many of the wildlife management areas. Many more here than I had seen up north.

Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge

The DNR folks are serious about these fields too. In some places they have solar panels running electric fences to keep out critters (2 legged ones included).

Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge