Young Bald Eagle
I have watched two families of Green Heron this year. Here a youngster stalks a meal.
Gone are most of the Red- headed Woodpeckers. They like to winter farther south, and only a few might stay. I hadn't seen one in a week or so. I have been tagging Monarchs with a few groups around the state. It is fun to meet children who some day may take over my passion for the outdoors. Monarchs like to migrate to Mexico, and this is part of a study with the University of Kansas. I have really been putting on the miles watching a lot of migrating birds and insects. Sometimes I feel I should just join them and head into fair weather all winter.
This wetland provided a nice protected area for a pair of woodpeckers. I will go back and watch to see if they stay over the winter. They were the first I had seen for over a week.