Another slow day for turkeys. We saw the same hen around 8:30. She spent quite a bit of time checking out the area around our blind. I think she was waiting for our tom decoy to visit her.
We saw quite a few more birds and other wildlife. I got some nice looks at a great crested flycatcher through the binoculars. This nice, healthy-looking fox squirrel posed in a tree near the blind.
We saw a red fox run into an area overgrown with gooseberries and other shrubs. I checked over there before we went home in hopes that I might find a den, but didn't find anything. I did find some pretty flowers though.
Wild geraniums (with a dandelion thrown in)
Little blue flowers (does anyone know what these are?)
Here's a close-up. I have never seen these flowers before and the closest thing I could find in my Wildflowers of Minnesota book was Forget-Me-Nots.
Here's a beautiful blooming tree. Again I have no idea what it is.....maybe some sort of crabapple or cherry? You can see that the cattle have eaten all the branches off the bottom, that's why it looks kind of flat on the underneath part of the tree.
Hunting in the blind is really nice because if nothing's going on you can always lay down on the ground to take a nap or read a book. Plus you can stand up to stretch out when you get tired of sitting.
There's nothing like a Nora Roberts romance to help pass the time on a slow hunting day!