Foggy Start Then A Gorgeous Spring Day

It was a glorious spring day after a foggy start. Spent a couple hours at the eagles nest. Not much happened for the first hour. Then the female left and brought back a fish fed, then flew down close and gathered hay to take to the nest. I did see a Bob-O-Link. First time I have seen one. The bobolink is the small bird on the wire with yellow on the back of the head. One thing of note was that this was the first morning since the eagles started sitting eggs that I did not see the male. The male probably came in later, since I did not stay all that long. Probably out hunting. The male seems to bring in the different food for the eaglets. The female primarily bringing in fish.

Did go out for a few minutes when I got back home in the afternoon. Kept hearing White Eyed Vireo’s that have a very distinctive call. While I looked for it a House Wren was singing along the creek bank as well…

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Tuesday Sightings And A Few Leftovers

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Wet And Cloudy Early Clearing Afernoon

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Before The Rain

I got out a couple hours before the rain started. It rained all day and night, still raining at 3am this morning as I write this. Hope all the seed we planted yesterday has not been washed away. Two of the photos are of the pair of eagles landing in the same broke off branch in a tree. Can you tell the difference?

Did not see them feed the eaglets. The eagles are leaving them alone for much longer periods of time now. I don’t think the adults are staying with in site of the nest now. A surprise flyover of a Northern Harrier I rarely see around here went right over the nest twice. If the eagles had been close enough I am sure they would have ran it off. Caught a beaver out in a swampy area. So many times in bad weather glimpses of seldom seem critters occur…

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Busy Saturday

I had a busy Saturday. A lovely spring morning brought out lots of folks. A bass tournament heading out well before sunrise. People looking to see the fox pups before sunrise. Out of state folks at the eagles nest as well. The more people at a spot normally will cause the eagles and fox to be less active. So I did not stay at those locations. Hopefully to allow others to get to view what I do most days being retired. A chance for me to check out other places. We are so blessed with plentiful wildlife here. When I get out and wander I get so see something new almost always. Watched a couple fisherman having a great morning catching large catfish. Saw them catch two that would be around 50 pounds or better during the hour I spent below Barkley Dam. The pelicans, caspian terns, and forestor’s terns were catching fish often as well. The Osprey all seemed to pick the day to work on nests. Adding sticks everywhere I looked. A couple pairs building new nests.

I got back home around nine thirty. The “Little Woman” and I went and bought some sunflower seeds and wildflower seed to add to what my wife had gathered from last year. Back home we planted several wildflower patches I had broke up earlier in the week. Here is hoping the seed produces plenty of flowers to feed the insects, butterflies, and birds. Perhaps offering me the wildflower bounty. A place to sit in the shade and take a few photos at home as the heat of summer returns…

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