Trying To Find Wildlife At The Purdue Wildlife Area
It is always hard trying something new. My first trip to the Purdue Wildlife Area was not a really good one. I really struggled to just find my way around the place. I operate on limited time so I have to be efficient with what I do. I only have about 2 1/2 hours from when I drop my little one off until I have to pick her up. Heading out on 26 to the Purdue Wildlife Area was not too crazy, but it did take some time away from what I could do there. I decided to just try and find one portion of the area and concentrate on that. Of course nothing really was anywhere near where I picked. This lone red-bellied woodpecker saved the day. I was a little too far away for the encounter, but it was the only one that I had so I will take it.
Taking A Loss
I shoot a lot of sports. I make photographs whether the team wins or loses. When I am out doing something like this I like to come away with at least something from my efforts. I walked a long way with nothing to show for it but a couple of woodpecker photos. I think that I need to research this area before I head back out there. I didn’t let that stop me though. As you will see tomorrow I went out to Prophetstown the next day and actually did alright.