Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wildlife up north

One evening while we were up at Shipshewana, we took off in search of a little wildlife. We found the Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area...we were not disappointed. First we saw the geese near this bridge. It was the perfect place to fish and of all times, we did not have our fishing gear with us. It was late and lots of shadows...so this was the best shot of one of the geese. While there we heard sandhill cranes but could not see any.
We left there and not sure which came first without going and looking at the number of the image...but at one point looked down the dirt road and there were the turkeys and their babies. I don't know if it is two moms and their children, or one mom and her friend and children. If you look close there are ten of the babies...there are three in one blob right in the middle.
Then we came out and saw a couple of the cranes...I don't know how many shots I took and not one is decent. I have fooled with this one to try to make it more presentable but did not do very good.
That is all I got to photograph, but we also seen rabbits, deer and their fawns. And that was just in one short drive.

We hope to go back another year and actually do some fishing....

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you have some wonderful wildlife around you. i always enjoy seeing what you find. :)

Lois Evensen said...

Nice shots. I'll be the fish are happy you just used your camera. ;)

Ellie said...

Great shots - I think it's difficult to shoot pictures of wildlife. By the time I've seen something and got my camera ready it has usually moved away, maybe it's just me. Lol

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

The baby turkeys are wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my new post. I do hope I will see you now and then on here...I'm going to try to post more now that I am back online. I sure have missed it! We have had baby quail in the yard but haven't been able to get a decent shot! :-(

don said...

That was a very successful trip to the wildlife area. I like your goose shot very much. Nice looking river and I can see why you want to return there to fish on another day. The turkey shot is very good with the light roadway showing them off very well.

Ginny said...

What wonderful sights, the turkeys are so cute!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, I love seeing those baby turkeys... How precious. AND--the photo of the cranes is great also..

Glad you saw quite a bit of wildlife on your trip.
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Oh, love the shots of the Turkeys and the Cranes! You do run across some pleasant surprises!

George said...

It sounds like you had a good outing, even without your fishing gear. You certainly captured a lot of baby turkeys.

Debbie said...

i love to photograph wildlfe although it does present it's challenges!!!

very nice!!!!

Tricia said...

do mammas have that many babies at one time? they're soooo sweeet & i hope they're all ok walking down the middle of the road like that =0

EG Wow said...

I have never seen cranes in in the wild. How very cool!

Clara....in TN said...

I have been to Shipshewanna. I guess the strangest thing I ever saw there was a horse walking on a tread mill and it was powering a wringer type washing machine. Have you ever seen that?

Gill - That British Woman said...

great shots.......

Gill in Canada

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