Today I will share a few photos taken this spring at Wild Acres Park in Overland, MO.
Fascinating, Rusty Blackbirds are always a treat to find. I am planning on publishing a post focused on Rusties soon.
A morning with a singing Pine Warbler is as good as it gets…
I have been surprised a number of times this spring by the waterfowl I have come across in the park’s lake. Unfortunately, the skittish birds often flush as soon as they see people. This pair of Bufflehead stayed for the entire time I visited the park and allowed me to get close enough to photograph. I have found Wood Ducks, Hooded Merganser and Scaup this spring as well.
Finally, although it looks as there will not be young Groundhog in the park this year, I still see the adults from time to time.
Thanks for the visit -OZB
“There are those who say that only spring is beautiful, and hie themselves to a warmer climate for the winter months. There are others, who, without the means of fleeing from the beauties about them at all seasons, waste their happiness with complaining. And there are some who must even go to Europe for scenery, and poets as well. But give me my native land at all hours of the day, all seasons of the year, and for all the years of my life; because its beauties, its interests and its ennobling influences are intended for its sons above all others. And have no fear, all who may doubt, that anyone by trying may get far more of use from a stroll over its hills, than even I did on this momentous ‘Tramp in November”
This past May, Steve and I took a hike around the Heron Pond area at Riverlands. To our surprise we found this Beaver swimming around near mid-day. He seemed a bit upset by our presence, although the pond was quite large and we stuck to the levee trails. Every few minutes he would give us a tail slap that was a bit intimidating. Imagine making such a fuss over OZB!
I’m sorry to have been a bit absent on the blog the last few weeks. Life has been a bit busy lately. I am also working diligently (sort of) on a piece of photography news that I hope to reveal on the blog in the next week or two. Stay tuned for the really big news! 😉