Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cherokee Marsh

How was your weekend? Hopefully lovely and relaxing! I wasn't able to travel far for the Memorial Day weekend, but I did get to do a little bit of hiking. Or well, walking on a gravel path, to be more honest. In a beautiful little spot in Madison, the Cherokee Marsh.

Partly I wanted to go because I've suddenly become some sort of amateur birdwatcher. Funny what a birdfeeder in the yard will do to a city girl. Who knew there were so many different little birds out there? So I packed up my little binoculars and my bird identification book and headed into the marsh. I did get to see a few new ones, including a House Wren, a Great Crested Flycatcher, a Yellow Warbler and a few Tree Swallows!


  1. i absolutely love the photo of the pier/deck. what a beautiful meditation. thanks for sharing!

  2. Last year when we were at Devil's Lake, we saw these really cool birds. I had never seen anything like it before and didn't have my bird book with me. I looked it up when I could and it was called a "Cedar Waxwing"...they are so cool! Evidently they are known for eating too much (fermented)fruit off trees and they end up getting drunk. Heehee!

  3. Oh the Cedar Waxwing is so cool! I haven't seen one in person but it came up in the bird book during our search for what turned out to be the Great Crested Flycatcher.

  4. We were delighted to see a Baltimore Oriole in a neighborhood not far from Cherokee Marsh that weekend. It seemed to be stuck on looking at itself in the driver's side mirror. Beautiful orange.


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