The mother of all rivers remained bloated on our second round of Prairie Island bird surveys. In between our trips this year, the Mississippi began to recede but then began to rise. Overall whatever differences existed were not all that noticeable. We again finished the work in three days. This is the first time since [...]
Having finally tired of our imaginary children, Cindy and I have become the proud owners of Heinrich (name subject to change). Here he is being prepared for his trip from Franklin, Louisiana to our home in Westmont, Illinois. Isn’t he beautiful?
Summer in the Marsh This year’s Wadsworth breeding surveys were cut from six to four. There was ample water at each of the primary sites and no major storm that caused a sudden increase. I was expecting a surfeit of mosquitoes but except for one or two visits to the wooded portions they were not [...]