Today, I took a walk along the Grand River in Michigan, USA to see what wildlife I could find along the water. My walk began in the meadows above the river's floodplain, but soon I had made my way into the shade of the forests that line the riverbanks.
Attached are a few photos of my walk along with a few of the birds and other wildlife I encountered while on my walk. Enjoy!
Apparently these are the only other species around that the swans have any respect for; this heron was able to strut right by a pair of nesting mute swans. I wouldn't mess with a bird with a spearpoint attached to its face either.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias):
The Canadian geese tend to get a much less friendly reaction from the swans...
Canadian goose (Branta canadensis):
Northern yellow-shafted flicker (Colaptes auratus ssp. luteus):
Hawk (Family Accipitridae):
A few other feathered friends who weren't in flight when I captured pictures of them.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor):
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos):
American goldfinch (Spinus tristis):
White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis):
American robin (Turdus migratorus):
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum):
Other friends of the non-feathered variety:
Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger):
Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta):
Mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa):
Thank you for walking with me.
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