Well, dear readers, it’s been a while because I’ve been busy as a bee in full spring bloom. The prothonotary warbler monitoring project is halfway through. I’ve been sharing photos each week on Facebook, and I apologize for not doing the same here, but I’m blaming it on being hot and tired by the end of the day. I’m off today because it’s supposed to rain, so I will share some photos with you from the Mandalay Wildlife Refuge portion of the project.
As we check the 20 nest boxes for nest building, eggs, and baby birds, I’m always watching for beautiful and unusual things to photograph to share with you. Most of the time, I don’t capture an image worth sharing. Since I’m operating the boat, dropping the anchor, and recording our findings in a binder between nest boxes, I typically only have time to grab the camera, point, and shoot. Sometimes, I get lucky and have a photo worth sharing. I’ve gathered those here for you today, and I really hope you enjoy them.
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Learn more about the fishing spiders in my article for Country Roads Magazine.
My next offering will be select photos from the Lake Palourde site, near Morgan City. The project will be over mid-July, and I hope I can tolerate this heat. Man oh man, has it been hot and humid, but I’m thankful for the work, and I love, love, love the environment!
Let me hear your thoughts, because it’s just been way too long, my friends. What in the world have you been up to this summer?
OH WAIT! I forgot to tell you… If you live in or around Baton Rouge and receive Cox Sports TV, watch this Thursday evening at 7 Central to see a hot-action trout fishing trip out of my bayou along with Bayou Wild TV hosts Don Dubuc and Martha Spencer, with local charter guide, Capt. Rob Dupont of Impulse Fishing Charters (and me!). We had a great time pulling in speckled trout two at a time. And as always, bring on those comments! Or, just watch below. The first 10 minutes are the trout fishing segment. Near the end of the entire show, I learned that next week, there’ll be a little more about just who the Bayou Woman is!!! Hope I don’t come off looking like an old dufus, LOL!
Until next time,