A Morning Walk in Siouxland, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

4 Oct

Two deer pause to return a look at a visitor at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

As fall approaches, or maybe it’s actually already here in Siouxland, I keep thinking I am running out of time to post images taken this year as I have had the chance to visit a few places over the summer months and to queue up those taken. When my neighborly critter friends take the time to pose and let me photograph them, I hate to disappoint and not share their photos. Although I am certain they will not be heart broken. But the greens and yellow hues will pass to browns and hopefully some color as leaves begin to turn and not quickly fade or drop to the ground. The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a brutal winter for the Midwest in which SIouxland is also located. Heavy snow and extreme cold. Planning trips out this winter may depend on how deep the walking and the nearest coffee shop once arriving at a destination.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A robin gives a hard stare to a trail walker at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A red-headed woodpecker searches for a meal on a tree at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A male cardinal perches on a bird feeder near the welcome center at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

5 Responses to “A Morning Walk in Siouxland, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog October 5, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

    Nice cardinal capture! They are shy here and hard to get a shot of.

    • jerrymennenga October 5, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

      Thank you. That bird feeder at the preserve is pretty popular amongst the birds there. I sometimes they wonder what that “big eye” is that is staring at them.

      • sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog October 6, 2022 at 4:29 am #

        We have a feeder that’s quite busy at a wildlife refuge. I’m thinking the cardinal knows his color makes him stand out more.

  2. doerfpub October 9, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

    Really nice bird snaps Jerry – especially like composition of the Robin!

    • jerrymennenga October 10, 2022 at 6:45 am #

      Ron, thanks for the compliment. I find the various birds’ attitudes when photographing them always fun and surprising, plus bonus, one is outdoors. Thank you for stopping by.

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