Friday, December 11, 2009

Mississippi River Birds

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Remember a few weeks ago we went looking for tundra swans?  It was amazing to be able to camp comfortably in November along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin.  We broke camp early and started our search.


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We found this large mass of ducks, geese, pelicans and swans - the swans are there, you just have to look hard.


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I enjoyed watching them all, just wish I could have gotten closer, but we looked, there was no way to get closer.


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24 comments:

  1. There used to be a couple of swans here in the bay & then the DNR killed them saying they were invasive due to them wiping out the game fish population... thus killing tourism.

    I'd rather see two swans over sport fishermen and their $300,000 boats littering the bay.

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  2. Wow, I have never seen so many white pelicans in one place! FABULOUS!!

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  3. Cool shots, I love the pelicans

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  4. Camping in November?! You are quite courageous to brave the cold mornings! But I guess, these birds are worth it. It must have been great to see thme with your own eyes:)

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  5. There are so many of them. It must be very peaceful to watch them. :)

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  6. I've never seen a pelican in real life, so it's a treat to see so many in a photo you've taken. I didn't know they thrive so far to the north!

    You must be snowed in by now, in Wisconsin. I wish you warmth and warm feelings and a Merry Christmas!

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  7. Wow ... I don't think I've ever seen so MANY pelicans all together like this and, of course, I'm much more used to seeing BROWN ones rather than white. Thanks for sharing your marvelous photos ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  8. Wow...so many birds and pelicans. Awesome...

    My entry this week, in HERE. I hope you have time to visit as well. Thanks.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  9. These are wonderful photos. It must have been a great experience. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. That is a lot of birds. I love the white pelicans. And I do see the swans. Wonderful photos!

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  11. "The swan was in her movement and the morning in her smile."
    Gorgeous!

    And YAY! I can finally get on your blog again!

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  12. That is a lot of birds! Bummer you couldn't sneak any closer!

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  13. I see them! They are incognito-ish!

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  14. one problem with birdphotography. You ALWAYS want to get closer. :)
    But I think the images are great.

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  15. The pelican is my most favorite bird of all. I don't believe I have ever seen any in a river before. You were so lucky to get these great photos!

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  16. Wow that is an awesome shot and the water is so blue. Thanks for sharing!


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  17. Love all your pictures. It is so lovely to see pelicans , geese and ducks in group and very relaxing to watch them.

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  18. The pelicans and seagulls on the MS river further south from you just astound me. I mean, what are they doing there? The seagulls also tend to conglomerate when it's been rainy in the spring and the fields have puddles of water. It's just in the last couple of years. weird.

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  19. I always enjoy your nature photos...so live.

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  20. Those are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous photos! I am used to seeing pelicans on the ocean! What a beautiful sight they are on the Mississippi!

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  21. I love the pelicans. Didn't think of them being in WI though!

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  22. Holy Bird... these photos are absolutely spectacular! What an awesome sight!!!

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