"I miss it if I’m not in it for any length of time; I don’t feel comfortable. I want trees and I want frequent rain."
― Murray Morgan
It was a perfectly dreary weekend of rain and overcast skies. Nevertheless, I found a few opportunities to walk along the creek corridor of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Migratory birds have been pushing through despite the gloomy weather. I observed my first Eastern Phoebes, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and Yellow-rumped Warblers of spring. I also found a few Common Loons in breeding plumage at the northwest corner of Lake Mendota.
We're going to have seasonal temperatures for the next week ― that should bring in more birds!
Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Mar 24, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Great Blue Heron
American Tree Sparrow
All images © 2017 Mike McDowell