Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eagle Eye!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me - Zim!  Could you tell where Mom and I were when she took yesterday's photo?  We were at a very cold Tuttle Creek State Park!  It was a very exciting day for us!

The drive out was great.  I didn't think we were going to go all the way to the lake, but we did!  Our first stop was by the dam outflow.  I looked all around ...

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... and only saw a couple birdie friends - two Great Blue Herons. Here's a shot of one of them:

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Is it me, or does he look like he's tippy-toeing? Ha roo roo roo! He was coming in for a landing.

We drove into the park a bit, winding around on some of the back roads. I'm a very good car rider and Mom knows that if I want to stop, we should stop. That's why we stopped to take yesterday's photo. It was a place we've never stopped before and Mom couldn't figure out why I wanted to stop. But we walked down the road/boat ramp thingie, and she took a good look when we got down to the frozen water's edge:

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"BINGO!"

Yep. Look across the River Pond. See the dark object high up in that tree over there? It's an eagle's nest.  And as Mom looked closer, she spotted a bunch of Bald Eagles, adults and juveniles, all perched in the tree!  You can see a close-up of the tree-ful here - and a cheat sheet of where each eagle is here.  I like this close-up of one of the adults best:

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Not the clearest shot, but he was mighty far away and it was overcast. Mom couldn't believe I knew they were there, but I did! Why else would I have wanted to stop? We watched them fly all around, fishing and racing each other and stuff for a while, then went to check another area!

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We saw a bunch of Snow Geese flying around:

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... and this couple-year old Bald Eagle perched in a tree:

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He's just starting to get his adult feathers! Isn't he cool?!?

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"I love coming out here!"

What a great day! If you'd like to see more photos from our outing, please click here!

Thanks for coming to Tuttle Creek State Park with us.  Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Play bows,
Zim

13 comments:

  1. WOW! Zim, your momma is SO lucky you're with her, or she'd never get such pawesome shots. A whole tree of bald eagles!!

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  2. We LOVE the Pic of the Heron. He does look like he is going tippy toe across the water...

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  3. OMD the water is still frozen. We know you like the cold but it looks nice and sunny. Love the heron and the eagle. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. How fun!

    Monty and Harlow

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  5. wow....how cool :)

    when mom was driving her transport last weekend she almost got divebombed by a heron - scared the bejeezus out of her MOL

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  6. You and your mom always see the most beautiful things on your adventures, Zim, and your mom always gets the most incredible shots!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  7. That is a good adventure to have. Surely your mum knows by now that when you want to stop, you have a good reason for it?

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  8. Zim your mom is lucky to have you directing her to those eagles. Very cool.

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  9. y0W! Zim, there must have been a squillion eagles in that tree! cool! the Heron looks like he is doing some ballet :) We definitely had fun coming along with you!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  10. What a great walk Zim! We just love all the eagles!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  11. Zim, you and your Mom are a dreamteam in walking, bird watching and photographing. I always enjoy to follow you. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. We love going on adventures with you Zimmie! We know those birdies love seeing you and your mom too!

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  13. What amazing pictures! And Zim, you are a bird-dog! you know where all your feathered friends are!

    Kiki and Nala

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