Monday Morning Sightings

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Early Sunday Morning And Leftovers

Getting out early each morning and not seeing anyone. A couple interesting things this morning. Watched an eagle try to steal a fish from an Osprey at Kentucky Dam Village State Park recreation area. The Osprey dropped the fish but the eagle missed catching it on the fall. My pics not so good of the happening but good enough to see what happened and that is what I care about. It was interesting too how the fish skipped after hitting the water shows how fast the event happened. Something I did not see with the naked eye.

The other interesting thing I have seen a lot of times before. When eagles are sitting eggs and the bird sitting gets tired of waiting. When they spot the mate in the distance they will take off and chase them back to the nest for their turn sitting eggs.

I have been spending the rest of the day working around the farm.

Many areas are being closed off here to prevent folks from not keeping their social distance. For example in the tailwaters of Kentucky Dam many fisherman come from all over to catch the skipjack herring during their spawning run. For the last three weeks at times the fisherman shoulder to shoulder. This area has been closed to prevent the close contact. State parks have closed many areas and are no longer accepting guests closing the lodges and cabins for overnight stays. A good thing as we all need to keep our distance for the time being and reduce the deaths from this horrid covid 19 corona virus…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Interesting Early Morning Eagle Action

 

The last couple mornings with the river levels starting to fall it is leaving still flooded sections of fields. Immature and juvenile eagles might be seen anywhere feeding on the stranded dead fish.

Watched an eagle try again and again to pick up a large fish and take it to the three eaglets it has to be fed. The large fish just to heavy for the eagle to fly with despite its efforts. An eagle can carry around six pounds. I would guess this fish to be just a little larger than that probably between seven and eight lbs. The eagle would stop and rest and eat a bit of the fish then try again to get airborne with fish in tow. Finally it splash landed in the water. Drug the fish back up on the bank. Ate a while longer than made one last effort to fly with the fish giving up when it slipped from its grasp. The eagles mate flew down and fed for a while drank from a puddle before leaving. Never once trying to fly with the fish. It may have been chuckling at its mates attempts as it watched from a nearby tree…

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Friday Morning Captures

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Early Thursday Morning

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments