Good Monday to you!
It is sunny and freezing here today but that's ok cause I am so excited!!
Yesterday I went for a ride to the lake and was so bummed because there were about 20+ Bald Eagles, both adults and adolescents sitting on the ice in the middle of Lake Mac (the small lake that flows into Lake Michigan) and I didn't have my camera!!!!! GRRRR!!!!!
I went out this morning with camera in hand and as I turned the corner towards the lake I could see in the distant that they were there again!!
I was so excited I about peed my pants!
It was another gorgeous sunny morning so I went clicking away at all the wonderful wildlife that visits us each winter.
We get quite a few varieties of birds including Loons, Swans, mergansers, bufflehead and of course Bald Eagles. I have only seen the Loons on occasion and while some of the birds stay for the summer, most head farther north away from the more populated areas.
Anyway, here are my photos, they are a little blurry because I don't have a telephoto lens, but you get the idea. :)
These are mostly adolescent eagles just hanging out, possibly warming themselves
or waiting for some of the adults to come back
It is so amazing that they feel safe to come here to breed and raise their young.
Over the years they have increased their population quite a bit.
I spotted the adults across the channel high in the trees
and flying around looking for that perfect fish.
I also caught one even higher up in the hills.
(he is at the top of the photo)
and he was sitting above this gorgeous house/cottage.
This was my perspective, they were in the trees on the other side there.
Had to get a close up of the seagulls. :)
I love seagulls or as my mom calls them 'Jonathon Livingston'
or rats with wings.
The swans were in close this morning so I was able to get a few photos of them as well.
I love swans too. :)
This is Big Red and the channel that leads out to Lake Michigan.
The ducks like to hang out in there but I was getting cold and being already sick I didn't venture any further.
Mallards flying around.
There was so much activity going on it was so fun to see.
Nature is really incredible and I am so lucky to live in an area where it is only a short drive away.
I hope one day that it is right at my doorstep, I could sit on a deck or dock all day and watch everything that goes on.
And speaking of watching nature,
these little snots have figured out the squirrel-proof bird feeder.
I should probable get a latch for that. :)
Thank you for letting me indulge in more photos.
I truly love the water and all that comes with it.
I am feeling much better today, thank you for the well wishes.
My voice is almost back and the cold is on its way out.
I hope to show you some more of my paintings that I have been doing later this week.
Until then, have a wonderful start to your week!!