Last Morning Captures Before Going On Vacation

It was the last morning to photograph before heading off on vacation Tuesday. It was a blast. For some reason the female Hooded Merganser’s were flying like crazy. Back and forth, round and round through the swampy area. Landing now and then on tall tree stumps. Then back off again. What fun trying to catch them with the camera as they went through gaps in the trees. One other interesting thing I observed was a Prothonotary Warbler caught a dragonfly by the wing. The dragonfly escaped less one wing only to be recaptured and eaten by the warbler. I will not post again until probably Sunday or Monday. June 3rd or 4th. Wish you good health while I am away. Please check back and Thank You as always for visiting…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Happy Memorial Day

Wishing you a happy Memorial Day.

We had a stormy Saturday night. During the day Sunday the skies remained overcast but the storms all slid south of us. Around mid-day I got one of those nudges to go visit the eagles nest. When I arrived one adult was perched way back in the pines napping. One eaglet was in the nest. One eaglet was perched about half way down the eagles nest tree. Another eaglet was scrambling to hang on to a perch, not very successfully. The eaglet hung for a while upside down finally letting go and pine needles and branches fell along with it as it tried to grab another perch then righting itself and gliding to the ground safely. I am not sure if the stormy night caused the two eaglets to leave the nest or not. Fish and wildlife closed the road that passes the nest. They also closed the area to foot traffic for a while. This is a good thing to allow the eagles and eaglets to do what comes naturally. So that will be the end of my observing the eagles nest for this season. I might swing by for a visit when the area reopens. Hopefully all three eaglets will be healthy and taking to wing and landing easily by then….

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Today’s Flashback Photo

 

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Between Rain Showers

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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A Good Morning

Had a good morning. A lot of co-operative subjects. Perhaps it is because I slept well. We have been losing chickens regularly at the farm. Our chickens roam free and mostly roost in the trees. Evidently not the safest place. The dogs waking me up each night as one varmint or another makes off with a chicken. Last night I left one dog out as she seemed to want to stay out and guard the place. No feathers in the yard was a good start to the day as well. I suppose the good nights rest had my creative juices flowing as the sun came up I was on top of Kentucky Dam. Saw the cranes and stepped a few steps to the left and allowed the cranes to give the sun an assist in rising…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Time Spent A Waste Or Not?

This week I have spent a lot of time waiting. A lot of it a waste or not? Having observed the eagles nest for around five years now there comes a time when the eagles slow down on feeding their young. It is getting closer to the time for the now grown eaglets to leave the nest. Still I think it will be a couple weeks before they fledge. As I wait I get the feeling I had way way back in my school years. When I would be pretty sure I understood a subject yet had to keep going at it to prove a point? Then and now I was ready to move on to something else. In both cases the eaglets in the nest and me in the classroom. It might be a way of forcing the young to take that leap to the unknown….

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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