Mike Bailey has been birding in the Preserve for many years. Not only that, he has also spent much time observing birds in their natural habitats and capturing their unique behaviors in photographs. On his Blog, Elemental Landscapes, you can see more of his work, each photo presenting a small piece of our natural world in all its infinite detail. Mike regularly visits many birding sites in the Madison area. His observations in the Preserve are recorded on eBird, often with photographs. Enjoy these three birds observed this spring: 1) The Orange-crowned Warbler near Frautschi Point parking lot. It's unusual, Mike says, to be able to see the color in its crown. 2) The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher seen at the Picnic Point marsh, a moment before it snatched the bug out of the air. 3) The Green Heron at Picnic Point marsh, walking slowly down a tree at its hunt. We look forward to more photos from Mike. Please comment on any of our blog entries, if you would like to add anything.
I'm passionate about the Preserve. Gisela Kutzbach and contributors