Saylorville Lake to Ledges State Park:
Wildlife and Scenic Captures
© Gerald Rowles 2005
Please Don't Copy These Photos Without Formal Permission.
SAYLORVILLE LAKE PROJECT:
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
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