Pelicans on Goose Pond
We took a day trip to Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County. The preserve is fairly larger covering 9,018 acres of prairie and marsh habitat.
We went to see the Sandhill Cranes which which are migrating this time of year and were delighted to discover so many other birds as well.
There were hundreds, maybe thousands of these pelicans resting on mounds throughout the mash.
Red Wing Blackbirds
There where many of these birds darting along the shore. There were so fast I didn’t think I would be able to get a shot.
Finally he paused, and posed on top of a pole.
I thought this little guy was beautiful. He sat for quite awhile as I snapped photos. Flew off and came back, to make sure I got his good side.
The Sandhill Cranes
We looked everywhere in the park, and didn’t see any cranes. It was hard to be disappointed, since we saw so many awesome birds.
Then, as we left the preserve, we took a different route to the highway, and there on a vacant lot where two roads intersect we found the cranes.