My husband wanted to go to the local DNR and pick up a wood cutting permit in Baraga, a small town about 45 minutes from our house.
So, we decided to make a day of it and go out in the woods to see if we could find some wildlife or wildflowers to capture on film.
We hit the jackpot!
We saw a sandpiper, a black squirrel, turtles, ducks, geese, a blue heron, wildflowers, a beautiful moth (or butterfly?)a beaver dam, and went to two waterfalls!
So, I decided to share our day's adventure over several blog posts for you to enjoy, too.
Part One will be pictures of all the birds we saw in one day out in the wild:
First: my all-time favorite bird of all times to see out in the woods, a blue heron!
But, before he got scared of me and my camera, I was lucky enough to get a few shots of him, standing regal and tall:
Here he is, taking a drink!:
Another one of him standing still:
He is getting suspicious of what was going on by now:
But, I stood perfectly still and he calmed down for another shot:
I was so excited to have seen one. In fact, on our way out, I told my husband that my day would be complete if I just had the luck to see a blue heron. Someone "up there" was listening and gave me that opportunity.
Then, we went out in the woods and saw a little pond with some more beautiful ducks:
Then, we saw this little sandpiper bird with his long legs:
Just further down the road, at the other end of the pond, was a big goose. She saw me right away and began honking at me and puffing herself up. I figured she must have had a nest nearby.
I kept very still and she calmed down and began to swim about the pond: