Sunday Sightings

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Today’s Flashback Photo

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Friday Morning Rounds

I made a quick round Friday Morning. The heavy rain forecast never materialized. Lots of pelicans at both rivers. Did not like what I saw below Kentucky Dam as a pelican was hung in fishing line again. This pelican in the third photo appeared to have had a fishing line cast over it. It did fly off with a sinker on its back and trailing line. My pics only good enough to see that. It happened fast and was not sure when I noticed the pelican sort of floundering, thought at first it was struggling to catch a sinking fish below it.Not sure if it had anything to do with the bird that had the fishing line and sinker but most all of the pelicans on that side of the river suddenly took to the air and left the river heading back up to the lake. It is possible I believe that the pelican could have been putting out some sort of distress signal.

Went to the eagles nest and caught one of the eagles flying out. Stayed on the bird well and sharing all but about 4 photos of the fly out as the other four were almost identical gliding shots. Sort of discouraged this morning by people. Many have a lack of respect for the other species of life we share the area with…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Today’s Flashback Photo

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Active Morning

The birds were active below the dams in the morning. At least 300 pelicans were below Barkley Dam. Wave after wave of cormorants kept flying in to theĀ  tailwaters as well. Black Vultures circled high and low over the water. A small group of Bonapartes gulls were mingled with the Ring Billed Gulls as well. At the eagles nest the female was feeding young. They are still to small to see below the edge of the nest. The male brought in a Coot, an eagle delight. So far since the eaglets have hatched the eagles have brought fish, turtle, and coot to the nest to add to the eaglets diet. The male eagle flew down and landed not far from me and drank from a puddle in the grass. The grass to high to catch the drinking as it masked the birds head. I am guessing the eagle flew a long way with the coot to return to the nest and was hot. They don’t often drink from the puddles at the nest sight but do on occasion. This was the first chance I have had to capture it. The wind blew hard all day. The forecast is for rain chances each day for the next week. Might be a tough week to capture much. Just as well as I have doctors appointment Monday. Then will travel to visit the grandkids and returning shortly on Friday. Have a great weekend…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Today’s Flashback Photo

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Mostly Leftovers

Rain drove me back to the house shortly after getting out yesterday. I spent the time going through photos from the previous day. Selecting these leftovers. The rain stopped and in the late afternoon I got out again and visited an Osprey nest for the last shots in today’s post. It’s Friday. Hope ya’ll have a great weekend…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Today’s Flashback Photo “Mississippi Kite”

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Middle Of The Day

I had to make a trip to Paducah this morning for lab work at the VA clinic. The pics today are from the middle of the day. The birds were active…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Today’s Flashback Photo “Osprey” nest building

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments