Learning to Share in Siouxland, Adams Homestead, North Sioux City, SD

1 May

Looking for a little space at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

These recent days and weeks I have spent a bit of time checking out parts of Siouxland that are relatively in my own backyard. A favorite is the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve a few miles away. Enough trails to tire a soul out and places to stop and “smell” the proverbial roses.

In doing so I have been watching nature’s creatures more closely and the antics or habits they have. And to this novice am surprised with some things I have seen, although to birders some of the actions I have witnessed are probably normal and occur time to time.

Looking for a little space at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Finding a vantage point at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

So one day I spied a couple geese sitting in a tree next to a small pond or lake and was struck that web footed creatures could also roost in trees. I guess I had never thought much about that. One of the two seemed to be looking for a little solitude, as sometimes couples will do with a mate and flew to another tree. A brief respite short lived. Even in nature.

 

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Looking for some space of its own another goose flies into a tree a friend occupies at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Looking for some space of its own another goose flies into a tree a friend occupies at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Looking for some space of its own another goose flies into a tree a friend occupies who then leaves at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Looking for some space of its own another goose flies into a tree a friend occupies who then leaves at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

5 Responses to “Learning to Share in Siouxland, Adams Homestead, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. Washe Koda May 1, 2020 at 8:14 am #

    Wow❗️ I have never seen a honker in a tree 🙂

    • jerrymennenga May 1, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

      Washe, me either. A fellow photographer and birder says it’s not unusual and he’s seen this behavior a few times. Who knew? Jerry

      • Washe Koda May 2, 2020 at 7:27 am #

        Dazed & Confused with a ‘hawk pole’ and all 😉

  2. Carlette Machan May 2, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

    Awesome Jerry!

  3. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog May 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm #

    Nice shots!

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