Monday, May 30, 2016

Farewell May!

"In order to give meaning to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what he frames. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry."

"A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos."

― Henri Cartier-Bresson

Pheasant Branch Prairie

All of this took place today, but the muggles didn't see it.

Geothlypis trichas

Geothlypis trichas

Tyrannus tyrannus

Spinus tristis

Empidonax traillii

Penstemon grandiflorus

Penstemon grandiflorus

Tragopogon dubius

Spizella pusilla

Lupinus perennis 

Rosa arkansana

Tradescantia ohiensis

Vanessa cardui

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
May 30, 2016 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
48 species

Ring-necked Pheasant
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2016 Mike McDowell

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