OK, I’m really taking some liberties here! For one thing all of the pictures in today’s entry were actually taken yesterday….but I couldn’t resist!
because this little guy was over by the log bay yesterday – it is, of course, a Northern Shrike…the mottling of the feathers indicate it is a ‘1st winter’ bird.
So now we’ll get back to the serious business…..
Rain! We’ve had a lot of it recently and that means that the water levels are on the rise again…in fact today they had risen even more so that I wasn’t able to get over to the park.
If you click on the above picture to enlarge it, you might just be able to make out the astounding number of Bald Eagles that were concentrated out there…..
this ‘zoomed in’ picture will give you an indication of just how many
I counted at least 98 in this picture alone….
and they weren’t just out there on the flats….this is the ‘eagle’ tree by the viewing platform.
while these were just a few of the ones in the other ‘eagle tree’
this young one was perched in the very tippy top of this little fir tree…
an adult a few branches below…
The trees down by the golf course, in fact from the calls, trees all over the golf course were equally loaded with eagles.
Today, with the even higher water it wasn’t as easy to see them as they must all be crowded together in areas hidden by grasses and shrubs..
One final look – there are a couple of Swans in this picture as well as the eagles, whether Tundra or Trumpeter, at this distance, I couldn’t say.