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Wet prairie plants bloom at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve in Fulton County. Photos by Chris Young.

Summer postcards from Emiquon and Sanganois

July 31, 2011 at 09:52 PM

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Late summer is a time of transition.

Most birds are wrapping up breeding season, and some - like the swallows staging on utility lines and bare trees - are getting ready to migrate.

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Teal season is more than a month away, and the weather is too hot to spend much time looking for interesting birds.

Wetlands and backwater lakes are starting to dry out in the heat.

To a waterfowl hunter, scenes of emerging mudflats are encouraging.

They indicate the drying mud soon will be lush with wetland vegetation - plants that will feed thousands of migrating birds including ducks.

But right now, it just looks muddy and unkept.

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Still there are signs of life.

Fish trapped in the dwindling pools of water draw pelicans, egrets, herons and even turkey vultures.

Shorebirds are arriving to forage in the shallows.

At The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve, the shoreline of a shrinking Thompson Lake is blooming.

And you can see this postcard from the comfort of your car.

Chris Young can be reached at (217)  788-1528.

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An American egret fishes in the shallows at the Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area.

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