Crex Meadows in Late Summer
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I am opening the blog today with a sunrise photograph that I took looking east across the north end of the refuge from the observation area off of West Refuge Road. This was an HDR image, for the photographers that are viewing.
|Early morning at Crex Meadows|
|Based on the facial markings of this Pied-billed Grebe, I am hoping it is one|
of the chicks that I photographed this spring. It was taken in the same area
of the Upper North Fork Flowage.
|I have always enjoyed this view and finally was able|
to capture it with a nice blue sky. Taken on
|I photographed these snoozing Trumpeter Swans near the drawdown by|
|I noticed that the fall staging of the Sandhill Cranes has started and|
photographed a small group headed into the refuge to roost for the
|The sea of yellow flowers in Grettum Flowage.|
|Canadian Geese flying over Grettum Flowage.|
|A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper.|
|A juvenile American Golden Plover.|
|Cool looking flowers growing on a stump by Stolte Road.|
|I finally came across a Blanding's Turtle in the wild and not on the road.|
Taken by Stolte Road as he shared the sunlight with a Painted Turtle.
I came across this American Kestrel in the north area of the Crex Meadows Refuge
|An American Kestrel enjoying it's recent catch.|
|An American Kestrel looking for food the next day.|
|An Eastern Wood-pewee checking the view from a traffic sign.|
|I had to do a car portrait while I was photographing the sunrise. This is also|
an HDR image.
|This was just a cool surprise as I was driving around Crex Meadows. It was so |
nice that they stayed in position and allowed me to photograph them.
|My last image is an HDR sunset looking over the North Refuge area at|