Tag Archives: blue heron

Walk the Trails .. See the Sights .. Gather the Memories

One of the larger flycatchers you are likely to see along many of the trails around the lake is the eastern kingbird. They tend to perch on open branches that extend over areas with abundant insects. Lake Shabbona offers many settings like the open forest edges that encompass the lake ...

In, On and Around the Lake

During my walks through the trails of Lake Shabbona this past month I found myself paying more attention to the habitats in and on the lake.  As a birder I find that I walk around looking up more often than down. Because birds fly, I am naturally scanning an area ...