Today I visited a neat little spot in the Minnesota River bottoms. Cliff fen is a calcareous fen formed by water which percolates through calcitic soils and resurfaces in the river bottom forming boggy areas with very high pH. These areas are quite rare and are home to plants and animals that are equally rare. I came to see the Bell's Vireo that nest here and although I heard and caught brief glimpses, I came up with Butkus.
Other birds were more cooperative
I was rather pleased with this composition, although my focus could have been better
I am uncertain if I was watching this Least Flycatcher or if it was watching me
The problem with going birding with a group of birdwatchers.....is that a group tends to scare the birds away!!!!
I switched to the long neglected macro and shot a few flowers
For the longest time I have wanted to have a shoot-off between my 90mm macro and my 400mm telephoto......really.......I don't know where it comes from
Can tell which is which?
These last two shots were of endangered Little White Ladyslipper