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It is Friday, time to lighten up a bit. . . .

Most of my blog posts, most of the time, have something to do with fish and fishing, almost always in Nebraska.  However, from time to time I like to mix in some about wildlife and hunting or even trapping.  This is going to be one of those times.  Do not go grumbling and quit reading, follow along.  I know you enjoy the whole experience while you are fishing as much as I do.

Recently, I found this video posted on-line.  It is a great video about one of my favorite places in the whole, wide world.  The wildlife I see in that place is no small part of why I love it so much.  Take the time, watch the whole video, you need the break, and you will learn something while you are at it:

I am old enough to remember when we hardly ever saw a Canada goose in the Nebraska sandhills, let alone a trumpeter swan.  Now, it seems geese are as abundant as meadowlarks, and we commonly see swans too.  A few springs ago my son and I came across a wet meadow that was full of dozens, if not hundreds of swans.  It was an amazing spectacle.

I love the sound of trumpeters.  I swear that sound carries for hundreds of yards, if not miles.  More than once I have heard that distinctive, haunting, deep “herron-nnn” several minutes before the birds that made it flew by.

Any day I am on sandhills water, and I have a trumpeter fly-by, is a great day, indeed.  Come to think of it, I am past due for another one or two of those days. . . .

Sandhills, a windmill, muskrat house, barbed-wire fence, and trumpeter swans; is that genuine Nebraska or what?

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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