During the week of September 6, 2019, we had some terrible storms again. Thankfully only 35 mph winds, so we didn’t lose any more trees. Instead we had some nice surprises. See below.
First we saw this delightful sight.
Following the storms which hit the Fox Valley, I was filming Northland Creek overflowing its storm sewer edges when a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) flew east along the creek and stopped behind our house. It seems the rushing water was carrying along fish from adjacent ponds. So the herons and the egrets would fly east along Northland Creek, where they stopped to wander back toward the west and catch unsuspecting fish.
Then next we saw this delightful sight.
Here a Great Egret (Ardea alba) walks along Northland Creek behind our house heading back to the best fishing spot, just east of the culvert under Conkey Street.
And, then finally we saw this extra delightful sight. (I was really testing my zoom lens to get this shot, so please forgive the grainy appearance.)
Here we see a Great Egret (Ardea alba) successfully fishing along Northland Creek, just east of the culvert crossing under Conkey Street.