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 ...
... and only saw a couple birdie friends - two Great Blue Herons. Here's a shot of one of them:
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:
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:
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!
We saw a bunch of Snow Geese flying around:
... and this couple-year old Bald Eagle perched in a tree:
He's just starting to get his adult feathers! Isn't he cool?!?
|"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!