Saturday, December 15, 2007

Eagle at Hamm's Holiday Harbor

We stopped by Hamm's Holiday Harbor on our way down River Beach Drive. Our first eagle of the day was in a tree over looking the river off the dredged beach.

He took off as I was photographing some juncos. Scott said, "He's going to fly," and I looked up just in time to get this shot.

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Eagle with Fish and Flag

As we drove south on River Beach Drive, we came across 7 eagles. This one had just captured a fish! He flew past a neighbor's American Flag as he took his fish to a better eating place.

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Northern Harrier and Horned Larks in Woodford County

The light was shining on the red barn by the Woodford SFWA.

This male Northern Harrier was flying low over the grassland along Route 26 in Woodford County.

I spotted him as we were driving North and found a pull over and waited for him to fly past.

Four or five of these little guys were in the cornfields on the way into Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area. I thought they were Lapland Longspurs, but it turns out that they are Horned Larks, but just not very good poses to see the marks I was looking for. Thanks, Jim, for helping with this ID!

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