Wilson Ponds

 

 

 

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Sunday we took a mini-adventure to Wilson Ponds.  There are four ponds and a creek running through the middle. 

Wetlands for foul and big fish.  Above is Trophy pond, a strictly catch and release pond.

 

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The Water was really murky in due to all the scum.  It wasn’t very pleasant to watch it bubble up off the floor.

 

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A foot trail through the grass, splitting the marsh area on the left and Trophy pond on the right.

It felt a bit like going on a safari, that is as close to going on safari as I ever want to be.

 

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These red-winged blackbirds were everywhere, diving and scuffling with each other among the cattails. 

There were geese, several varieties of ducks and other songbirds too shy to reveal themselves.

 

 

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Three of us brought cameras.  D.J. the budding photog, Dad and his Fugifilm and me toting my Nikon. 

The first two ended up with dead batteries halfway through the trip.

 

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Towards the end of our loop there was a bridge to cross the creek. 

Below were these bright green water plants that I thought looked pretty neat, especially from underneath the water. 

We saw a handful of fish, but none of the pictures really turned out that well.

 

It was a fun trip, next time we’ll toss in our lines and hope for the best.

3 comments:

  1. Willie E. said...

    When we went to Wilson Ponds, the fishing was less than desirable. We would have been better off with cameras. The ducks nearly ate from our hands - they like Doritos too!

  2. Bronco P3t3 said...

    Fun times on a beautiful day.

  3. young family said...

    It does look like a safari. You really wouldn't want to do an actual fly to another country and take pictures of awesome things safari? I would go with you :)

    I swear I have no idea what I have been doing but I need to stop and snap some pictures. They would all be from inside our car probably ;) I should just post some of Jackie's since I was with her for most of them.

    Love the pictures! I love all the talent you guys have.