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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The River Mississippi

Just outside Lacrosse, Wisconsin, the Mississippi River Flyway is getting crowded.  Migrating swans, pelicans, ducks and more water foul than I can name make their way south stopping to rest and feed in the Mississippi backwaters.  The numbers and the sounds the birds make as they congregate are impressive to see and hear.  Remember the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz? - that's what it sort of reminds me of.  This mighty river is looking good, had to capture it in pictures and share it.


Susan said...

OMG. the tundra swans! I knew they were over there, but was persuaded by Daniel that there were only 50,000, or so, not the usual 150,000, because of unusual warm temps

I guess his point was that it wouldn't be spectacular enough to drive all the way over there. What a fool I was! Maybe we can still see them this weekend

Joanne said...

Stunning photos, wish I had been there to see it!!

riverweave said...

50,000 or 150,00 - I say it's worth the trip : ), they keep coming.

kindred threads said...

Great pics. Don't they make a wonderful cacophony of sound. (I think that is a word?)