January 17

Wisconsin Birds

Wisconsin Birds

Eagles, Hawks, Singing, Geese, Ducks – Birds of Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/wisconsin-birds.html more photos…

WI is home to many varieties of many different breeds of birds.  Everywhere you travel throughout the state you hear the chirping of song birds and the flapping of wings fluttering through the wind.  At certain times of the year, in Adams County, Central Wisconsin, you can drive by the Lake Petenwell area and see Osprey nests on tops of the telephone poles.  There are different bird conservancies throughout the state that give the different species homes helping to preserve their existence and to give visitors from all around a place where they can view and learn about birds from all over the country.

Wisconsin Birds

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January 17

Wisconsin Sandhill Cranes

Wisconsin Sandhill Cranes

Grus Canadensis aka Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/sandhill-cranes.html LOTS more photos

The sandhill crane is a very interesting and smart animal. To help them from getting attacked by predators, the crane will paint its feathers in mud. This mud in turn will help them camouflage with their surroundings. Did you know that Sandhill cranes will keep themselves in large groups so that there is always someone on watch for predators? This proves all in itself that the Sandhill crane is very intelligent.

Wisconsin Sandhill Cranes

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January 17

Wisconsin Whitetail Deer

Wisconsin Whitetail Deer

Odocoileus Virginianus aka Whitetail Deer in Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/wisconsin-whitetail-deer.html more photos

When they are running away from predators, Wisconsin whitetail deer have the ability to run at high speeds and jump very high fences. Their legs look like springs when they jump. White-tailed deer are very strong animals. Their bodies allow them to survive through different types and conditions of habitats. A lot of white-tailed deer have been known to get killed by oncoming traffic when crossing the roads. A very large portion of them also get killed during various hunting seasons. Another unfortunate downfall for the deer is that they sometimes acquire lice, mites, and roundworm. More information at http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/whitetail-deer.html

Wisconsin Whitetail Deer

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January 17

Wisconsin Bald Eagles

Wisconsin Bald Eagles

Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Alascanus aka Bald Eagles in Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/bald-eagles.html more photos…

These birds are a very well-known species in the world today. People come from all around to watch the Bald Eagle in action. They are a very beautiful bird with many qualities. Wisconsin Bald Eagles have many benefits to themselves and others. Did you know that their feet are cold resistant because they are made of mostly tendons? They are also able to yell out a loud call to warn off other Eagles and predators from their territory.  Bald Eagles don’t just hunt their prey but they are also opportunists that scavenge dead animals just like Turkey Vultures; finding dead deer.

Wisconsin Bald Eagles

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January 17

Wisconsin Canadian Geese

Wisconsin Canadian Geese

Branta Canadensis aka Canadian Geese in Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/canadian-geese.html more photos…

During the warm seasons of the year, you won’t be able to walk very far without coming into near contact with a Canadian Goose. They are one of the most popular animals seen in Wisconsin. Did you know that there are presently over 1 million Canadian Geese? The population of these geese grows more and more every day. Another interesting fact is that the Canadian Goose has the ability to fly at the speed of 70 mph. That is pretty fast for a goose.

Wisconsin Canadian Geese

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January 17

Wisconsin Racoons

Wisconsin Racoons

Procyon Lotor aka Raccoons in Wisconsin

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/raccoons.html more photos…

Raccoons are known for their masked identity. You will see a distinguished black mask around their eyes. They tend to travel alone, but if you look hard enough you might get the chance to see them with some babies. Raccoons will find most of their food in different types of water environments. Some people will see raccoons as interesting creatures; however, keep your distance from them because like any other animal, they will defend themselves.

Wisconsin Racoons

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December 30

Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers

Taxidea Taxus aka “The Badger” which is all the State Animal

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Wisconsin’s state animal, “The Badger”; is known for his eye-catching markings. If you ever get the opportunity to see this animal, treasure it. Just make sure that you stay a safe distance away because they are very defensive. Wisconsin Badgers are not animals to be messed with. They can get up to twenty-nine inches long. Their tail alone is five inches! The Badger’s weight differs between spring and winter. In the spring the average weight of this animal is nineteen pounds. The wintertime weight is usually around twenty-six pounds because they need the extra weight to keep warm.

Wisconsin Badgers

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December 30

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

Micropterus Salmoides also known as Largemouth Bass

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/largemouth-bass.html

One of the more popular types of game fish is the largemouth bass. These fish are abundant all over the state, but are found more around the Great Lakes area. They tend to stay in water that is warm and shallow. Also like the weeds which give them shelter. Wisconsin bass will eat pretty much anything; they favor more towards live bait though. I wouldn’t try fishing for largemouth during the ice fishing season; they are generally not active during the cold season. They are a tasty fish that are usually pretty easy to catch.

Wisconsin Largemouth Bass

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December 30

Wisconsin Northern Pike

Wisconsin Northern Pike

Esox Lucius also known as Northern Pike

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/northern-pike.html

The northern pike is a very popular fish in Wisconsin also referred to a “Northern” or “Pike”.  If you like to go ice-fishing, then you should fish for northern pike.  They tend to be the most abundant right after the ice has formed.  It is pretty easy to catch Wisconsin northern pike because they will eat almost anything that they can fit into their mouth.  Northern pike have around 128 eye-catching scales on their body.  If you are looking to catch a good amount of northern pikes, try fishing around the Great Lakes area.  They have been pretty abundant around that location. Enjoy a day on a Wisconsin Lake fishing for Big Northern Pike using typical pike fishing lures, baits, tackle and gear.

Wisconsin Northern Pike

 

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December 30

Wisconsin Channel Catfish

Wisconsin Channel Catfish

Ctalurus Punctatus also know as Channel Catfish of Channel Cats

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/channel-catfish.html

Channel catfish are one of the more popular types of catfish.  If you live in the lower portion of the state, you will more than likely spot one of these catfish when you go fishing.  Wisconsin channel catfish sometimes get mistaken for blue catfish so, when you are fishing for catfish, make sure you check the markings.  Channel catfish seem to be very abundant round the Wisconsin River and the Castle Rock Dam.  This type of channel catfish will pretty much eat anything that comes their way so it is somewhat easy to catch one.

Wisconsin Channel Catfish

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