Soggy Morning Strut Fest

Soggy Morning Strut Fest

Mar 28, 2015

  For the second time in a week, we woke up to find the North Iowa landscape totally covered by a layer of heavy wet snow.  The snow goose decoys are also buried, of course, white on white — a real bummer since new snow geese were moving into the area [and coming to the decoys] yesterday afternoon. In spite of the snow, there was no need to waste...

Al’s Oasis

Migrating Shovelers Provide Spring Photo Shoot           The winter snow had melted.  Ponds were thawing and the spring duck migration was gathering a full head of steam.  The phone rang.  It was fellow waterfowl enthusiast, Al Hancock. Al often calls with a surprise photo tip, and today was no exception.  While driving a country...

Spring Blizzard

Spring Blizzard

Mar 21, 2015

  This year’s spring snow goose migration is currently winging its way through Northern Iowa.  Climbing the continent toward ancestral breeding grounds, the annual flight has become one of earth’s most spectacular natural events – creating a feathery spring blizzard as more than six million of the noisy white birds simultaneously push their way to...