I was in northern Illinois for a technology conference this week. After we were done for the day my friend and I went for a hike in the Fabyan Forest Preserve. There were some really interesting structures.
Fabyan Forest Preserve
We also saw some mallards and geese while we were hiking. I am disappointed to say that I didn’t get any really good photos. I have not gone through all of my pictures; if I find a good one I will post it later.
I have recently put up several bird feeders in my backyard. Watching the birds that visit the feeders is kind of a “sport” for me. I spend hours mesmerized by the constant action at the feeders. Of course my camera is always by my side. So, I was very lucky to capture this Cooper’s Hawk as he swooped in and landed on the platform feeder on my deck!
It has been really cold in my area, so I haven’t been able to get out much. I have, however, started feeding the birds. It has been a lot of fun watching the birds that have been at the feeders. Mourning doves have been one of the frequent visitors!
Friday, February 6, 2015 was a beautiful winter day! The sun was shining, the temperature was in the upper 30s and the wind was calm. In the morning I kept seeing cardinals out and about. Photographing a great picture of a cardinal is one of my goals! So, I grabbed my camera and went for a very slow ride around my neighborhood. I stopped at several places when I saw some interesting birds, but I really struggled to capture any good photos. Finally, I saw this beautiful robin perched in the neighbor’s tree. I was so pleased with my photos that I had a hard time deciding which one to post:) Although I didn’t get any cardinal photos, my little adventure was well worth it, and has renewed my hope that spring is on the way!
February 1, 2015 we had a big snow in our area. It started Saturday evening and continued all day Sunday. We ended up getting 13 1/2 inches of snow. The next day we woke up to beautiful blue skies and a wonderful winter wonderland!
Center Street Geneseo, Illinois
Central Park, Geneseo, Illinois