RFP Presents

Saylorville Lake to Ledges State Park:
Wildlife and Scenic Captures

© Gerald Rowles 2005
Please Don't Copy These Photos Without Formal Permission.



  • folio 92: male cardinal displays vivid color at the Visitors Center


  • folio 93: what part of STOP! don't you understand?


  • folio 94: brown thrasher offers a spring serenade at the CW entrance


  • folio 95: barred owl in a leaf garland at Shettler


  • folio 96: barred owl in a leaf garland at Shettler II


  • folio 97: a great looking redhead at the Administration Complex


  • folio 98: blue-winged teal couple gathering moss on CW pond


  • folio 99: blue-winged teal couple gathering moss on CW pond


  • folio 100: bashful pied-billed grebe on CW pond


  • folio 101: big chop on Big Creek


  • folio 102: big chop on Big Creek II


  • folio 103: jade serenity pool - B.C.


  • folio 104: jade serenity pool II - B.C.


  • folio 105: red-headed woodpecker displays proper table etiquette


  • LEDGES STATE PARK:
    Canada Geese in trees:

  • folio lg01: successful landing in the tallest dead tree

  • folio lg02: chased off the perch

  • folio lg03: off to another perch

  • folio lg04: safely landed on another perch

  • folio lg05: mother goose on the tree top nest

  • folio lg06: in tall tree in the morning meadow

  • folio lg07: in short tree in the morning meadow

  • folio lg08: landing on new meadow tree

  • folio lg09: departing new meadow tree

  • folio lg10: on top of the world


  • folio lg11: whoa, this is tougher than it looks


  • folio lg12: I look way better here than that duck did


  • Wood Ducks in trees:

  • folio lw01: in the trees at a distance

  • folio lw02: incoming!

  • folio lw03: i said!, get off my branch!

  • folio lw04: that's gotta smart.

  • folio lw05: too many ducks, too little tree.

  • folio lw06: outta here..

  • folio lw07: nice launch.

  • folio lw08: ah, peace and quiet.

  • folio lw09: berry nice neighborhood.

  • folio lw10: master and commander


  • folio lw11: what's this, a haunted branch?


  • folio lw12: wood duck chatting with the branch


  • Rare Pileated Woodpecker:

  • folio lp01: male throwing out the sawdust (hole shot).

  • folio lp02: male looking where the sawdust fell (hole shot).

  • folio lp03: male checking on the photographer's movement (hole shot).

  • folio lp04: male looking for the source of the beep sound (hole shot).

  • folio lp05: male spots the photographer (hole shot).

  • folio lp06: male returns after flying away (outside).

  • folio lp07: male back inside (hole shot).

  • folio lp08: male inspects his progress (outside).

  • folio lp09: male flies out of the nest hole

  • folio lp10: male profile closeup

  • folio lp11: another view of the pileated's red crest

  • folio lp21: shift-change / pop's outta here


  • folio lp22: shift-change / what's his big rush


  • folio lp23: shift-change / mom's outta here


  • folio lp24: shift-change / where'd she go


  • folio lp25: shift-change / what? not even a peck on the cheek


  • folio lp26: shift-change / woodpecker gridlock


  • folio lp31: female returns to nest hole

  • folio lp32: female inspecting outside - 1

  • folio lp33: female inspecting outside - 2

  • folio lp34: female outside closeup


  • folio lp35: one of the last feedings from papa to male fledge


  • Miscellaneous Sights & Critters - Ledges area:

  • folio lm01: flicker under the morning moonset

  • folio lm02: Iowa country morning sunrise

  • folio lm03: Iowa country morning sunrise II

  • folio lm04: Iowa country morning sunrise III

  • folio lm05: expectant whitetail doe bolts in forest

  • folio lm06: sparkling european starling in the morning sun


  • folio lm07: european starling gathering nest-building material at dawn


  • folio lm08: Iowa country morning sunrise plants gold dust


  • folio lm09: a yellow-throated warbler strays across the Illinois border


  • folio lm10: kingfisher balances against a high wind


  • folio lm11: between here & there - ' lesser yellowlegs' on a shallow pond


  • folio lm12: between here & there - 'solitary sandpiper' on a shallow pond


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    folio lm13: behold the magnificent turkey vulture ... ooops, never mind


  • folio lm14: male ring-necked pheasant un der grass


  • folio lm15: male bobolink in the meadow (at Full Circle Farm)


  • folio lm16: 2 male bobolinks on the fence (at Full Circle Farm)


  • folio lm17: female bobolink on the fence (at Full Circle Farm)


  • folio lm18: male bobolink on the fence post (at Full Circle Farm)


  • folio lm19: male bobolink tightwire act (at Full Circle Farm)


  • folio lm20: squirrel antics: ' lemme outta here'


  • folio lm21: tree swallow answers the front door


  • folio lm22: ms doe takes a peek


  • folio lm23: male dickcissel riding out 35 mph gusts


  • folio lm24: the lovely ledges meadows


  • folio lm25: looking up-river from the meadow


  • folio lm26: male and female barnswallow, uh, spring hijinks


  • folio lm27: male and female barnswallow, more spring hijinks