Wood Ducks, as they tour the Mississippi. What a wonderful relaxing visit, watching species after species parade up and down the river.
Common Merganser, appeared to my amazement, and then left just as quickly. Perhaps another visit will find him, so I can get a better image of his lovely dark green head, or so says the www.
A Special Delivery
Eagle deliveries to the family are always special.
BTW, this wing spread reminds me of the Air Force logo, because today my granddaughter is graduating from Air Force Basic Training, down in Texas - all my love to her.
Hooded Merganser-male in partial display. Or is it really Jimmy Durante?
"Belted Kingfishers nest in burrowed chambers excavated in vertical stream banks or sandy pond edges, generally near good fishing areas.
"They hover or perch above streams and ponds, plunging headfirst into the water to capture prey seen from above. They?ll take a small fish to a nearby perch, beat it against a branch, flip it into the air, and swallow it headfirst."
This is the activity I saw as I watched this lovely Kingfisher fly above the water, capture his fish and come back to this pier. He would beat it right there as he sat there, then without eating, he would fly away - maybe to his family? How wonderful is that?
BTW, mister Ring Billed Gull, just sat there, probably hoping his buddy would share in his expert fishing skills.
That did not happen. Guess it's "to each his own", out there on the fishing circuit.
Moon Phases of April
The Moon today is in the second day of five of the Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon's surface.
Then we see the moon phase First Quarter, April 22, followed by days of Waxing Gibbous, until the full moon, April 30, 2018. April full moon is known as the Pink Moon, which is one of many names, this one comes from several American Indian tribes, and several meanings related to the coming of spring and flowers. (Or so says the www.)
And Baby Make Three
Will there be more? Time will tell. Hope you all enjoy the shots of the only eagles nest I ever knew about, as this has been a thrilling spring adventure for me. I am definitely not invading their life, you can be sure of that.
Cycle of Life
As a hunter, this eagle has been successful again.
And upon arrival at the nest, joy was expressed by this family of eagles, over another lunch to share. You knew it was joy, can't you see him smile?
Not much of a Tower nor even a photo, but then not much of a bird feeder today neither! So I'll go out and correct the situation. This type of feeder is truly loved by ground feeders, when there is NO Ground! Junkos especially, and they are still around.
Nothing Quiet About This Place
Old St. Thomas Cemetery, alone on a hilltop, occupying only the corner of two dirt roads, remains so full of love you can hear the murmurs.
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