Monday, March 9, 2009

That's My World!---Wildwood Lake

One of my favorite lakes to visit is Wildwood Lake. It's north of Lincoln, and just south of the town of Valparaiso.

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It's a wonderful place to sit and watch ducks and geese during the spring and fall migration. It's also a wonderful place to see songbirds.

The range of the Eastern and Spotted Towhee overlaps in this area. I have been fortunate enough to see and photograph each at Wildwood Lake.

Eastern Towhee

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Spotted Towhee

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Babooshka said...

This is another curie I am no going to see here. Gorgeous bird.

koala said...

That's some pretty nice shots. What equipment do You use to catch them?

Guy D said...

Fantastic shots, looks like a beautiful place.

Have a great week!
Regina In Pictures

kayleen said...

Hi koala, thanks for stopping by. I have a Canon digital SLR. I used a 100-300 lens to capture these photos. I recently bought a 100-400 and am enjoying the ability to get in a little closer with it.

fishing guy said...

NB: Beautiful lake and a neat little bird. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Really great shots! It does look like a lovely place. Love the bird!
Thanks for sharing! Have a good week!

Louise said...

Love that bird!

Janie said...

These are wonderful bird photos. And your lake looks like a great place to sit and enjoy nature.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nice photos, maybe that is what i need to do is sit by the lake and see if i can capture some birds that way, as i have no luck here

Jeannelle said...

Your photos are lovely! So interesting that the two towhees overlap there. You are very knowledgeable about birds of your area.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I don;t think I've ever seen a towhee before. Wildwood Lake looks like a great place for birding, hiking and taking photos.

W. Latane Barton said...

Such a peaceful place to be I am sure. The bird pictures are great.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the bird shots...subtle difference between the two...lucky you living so close to a nice lake.
have a great rest of the week.

Sue said...

I went to Wildwood with my husband and yellow lab in January. I guess it was too early for birds. I took lots of pics, though. I'll have to go with them now that the birds are back.

Great pics!

Kerri said...

I am so jelous! Those towhees are Awesome! I've NEVER been able to get a good shot of one!

I see that you are using a 100-400 lens....are you using it handheld...or on a tripod? I've got 70-300 which I use handheld but I wasn't sure if the 400 would be too heavy to use handheld or not.