MMM – Inhabitants of Owen Conservation Park

Mostly Madison Mondays – a howdoyoudo from my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin

Owen Conservation Park butts up against Crestwood Trails which butts up against our backyard and it is a jewel of the Madison Parks system.  Farrah and I walk there frequently and did so Saturday while the weather still complied.  It was a balmy 17 degrees.

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We went for the fresh air and exercise but I also took my camera and Tamron zoom to fire some practice shots.  It was a flat, gray day with a few flurries so I wasn’t expecting much, I just hoped to catch a squirrel or rabbit bouncing in the snow.  I was pleased to see a few cross country skiers and fired off a few snaps as they swooshed by.

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 Further down the trail I did catch a squirrel but he caught me too and decided stayed put.

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As I inched closer however, he bolted and scurried up a tree.

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It was then I noticed something else; something white and soft and fluttering.

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Well, Hello Gorgeous!

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She even smiled at me.

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I gingerly stepped forward but every inch brought me closer to what I assume was her nest.

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One final step set her off and I, frozen in raptor rapture, couldn’t change my settings in time to properly capture her flight.

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 Now pissed off, she gave me her best Angry Bird

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while my spotter sent me off with a wink and a smile.

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Hope you had a wonderful weekend and discovered something that lifted your spirits.

Until next time, Dear Readers!

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Your Madison Explorers

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