Getting a Grip in Siouxland, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

30 Oct

A Blue Jay takes its selected prize at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday April 28, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Sometimes we all need to take a short break and readjust ourselves before traveling on to another destination. Even nature in Siouxland might need to reconnoiter and make adjustments. I noticed this a while ago while at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve as a Blue Jay found something to its liking, but taking off was problematic until some minor adjustments occurred. Life is funny sometimes.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A Blue Jay finds a prize at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday April 28, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A Blue Jay finds a prize at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday April 28, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

3 Responses to “Getting a Grip in Siouxland, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog October 30, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

    I’ve come to appreciate blue jays. They warn the whole woods of owls and hawks nearby. It is one of the ways I find owls. Blue jays stick around the winter here.

    • jerrymennenga November 1, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      I didn’t know that. When walking about Adams Homestead they like some red-headed woodpeckers flit near me, and then as I raise the camera and hit the shutter they take off, to a nearby branch. Apparently they know me and like to string me along. But occasionally I get lucky. Enjoy the fall.

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