Friday, December 15, 2006
On our way to Copperas Landing, we stopped by Bell's Landing after spotting two eagles flying over the bluffs on the other side of the highway. We stopped at the entrance, just off the highway. It was an adult and a juvenile. We then spotted a second juvenile, then a third, then a fourth, and finally a second adult. A family. Well, maybe not a family, but it looked like one! They were flying together, back and fourth across the bluffs. It was an amazing sight! Photos here are a second-year juvenile interacting with an adult.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
We found 10 Bald Eagles on a short drive from Peoria to Chillicothe this afternoon. We found most of the eagles along River Beach Road. The weather was warm, but overcast. The snow (we had 18 inches last weekend!) was finally melting, causing a mist to flow out over the river.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Is this a Lincoln's Sparrow? No, it's a Song Sparrow. I'm working to learn to distinguish them. I need better photographs I think. Perhaps when my birthday present arrives, a new lens with image stabilization, I'll get some better photographs of the elusive sparrows.