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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Pile of turtles


Perched...do you use that term with turtles sitting on logs...or do you just call it sitting?  The above has two turtles.  It is hard to tell  but the one behind is a turtle.


This is a pile of turtles...but I am not sure how many.

Again from the strip pit area.  These were in the first strip pit we pass on the regular way we go in.

Kodak --The strip pit area is an area where strip mining was done for years.  Strip mining is surface mining...sometimes it left shallow areas and sometimes deep pits.  They fill with water.  This place is changing.  But for years we have enjoyed a variety of wild life:  Ring-necked pheasants, Short-eared owls, Canada Geese, White Fronted Geese, a few Sandhill Cranes,  Northern Harriers, Swans, Snow Geese.  Other than the Sandhill Cranes, the ones previousl mentioned have been in abundance.  And I am forgetting so much.  We see different types of hawks, different types of water birds such as Northern Shoveler, Coots, Great Blue Heron...I even saw a Sora.   Oh, and we saw one Osprey...we sea Bald Eagles fairly regularly.  I am not sure how big you would call the area...

You would be better off clicking my label of Strip Pits to get a good idea...also my other blog has a lot of posts with things from the strip pits....

20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are so blessed to have a place like this to go! I always enjoy pictures from there. Funny how turtles like to all group together! Wonder if they get heat from each other, as they are cold blooded?

Bill said...

Fun to try to figure out how many--- I'm guessing 4.

Laurel Wood said...

Love the photos and it's nice to learn more about the area that provides home to so many.

Ann said...

I tried counting how many turtles in the last picture. I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is a turtle or a reflection in the water on some of them. What a neat place to go.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is good to see the mining area return to nature. The turtles are cute. Wishing you a happy day!

Ruthie said...

It sounds like a lovely area in which to enjoy nature! I have always wondered why turtles pile up to sun themselves? Friendship

L. D. said...

I would love to find a place like that to see turtles. We have them here but they would be along some rivers that I don’t live near. Great photos to share.

Golondrina63 said...

Superbes photos nature
Bonne journée

ushasurya said...

Lovely image..
Gosh so many turtles here..may be four...may be five ?
And than you for the nice write up :))
Devi :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

That place sounds intriguing.

Steve in Japan said...

The turtles seem to be perched to me. ;-)

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, so many turtles! Very cool picture, Rose.

~Sheri

Steven said...

I always find turtles in these predicaments where they are perched on logs above the water. I like to think of it as prime real estate. :-)

ElaineH said...

These turtles are so cute. I love to see them on logs sunning themselves. Beautiful images!

LC said...

Captivating images. And thanks for info on strip pits. My teen years the gravel pits were popular swimming holes and totally unsafe. I don't remember wildlife, but maybe they were newer at that time.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Very interesting, aren't you lucky to have all that close by! Enjoy!💖

happyone said...

Cool picture of all the turtles!!!

betty-NZ said...

Love the turtles so much! What a great place for photos! I'm sure I would have to be dragged away, still clicking the camera!



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Jeannie said...

According to the grammar experts (which I do qualify to belong), a group of turtles is called either a bale, nest, turn or a dole. So I choose turn. It is a "turn of turtles."
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Jeannie said...

TYPO!!! I do NOT claim to be a grammar expert! See, I can't even get that right.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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