Saturday, August 30, 2008

Goose Lake Odds N Ends



This windmill was just erected this past month. It will serve as a waterpump to keep the nearby lake from drying up. The covered wagon adds some nostagia to this prairie.







This female Red-winged Blackbird was glowing in the morning light.







I haven't seen the Common Snipe since May, so hearing their call as a flock scattered to another wet area was really cool. I wasn't sure of what the strange noises were until I checked my camera display alittle closer.








The Solitary Sandpiper was a first for me. It's a species commonly found at Goose Lake (along with the Henslow Sparrow).

5 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Boy, that is one fat RWBB!

Bird Girl said...

Hey..I'll have to listen to my bird calls and see what a snipe sounds like - wouldn't know it if I heard it right now! I hope your lake doesn't dry up - never heard of a windmill acting as a pump. It looks very old fashioned - I was expecting one of those new ones...

Ecobirder said...

Congrats on the upland sandpiper!

Anonymous said...

That upland sure looks like a
Solitary Sandpiper to me.
Hap in New Hope (MN)

Cheryl Morgan said...

Heh Cuz you have some absolutely adorable pics. I love the country side like you wish I had my camera everytime I came across a pic of a great animal. Keep up the good work your doing a awesome job and doing what you love to do...