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.
--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