Yesterday it was almost like summer during mid day. I had it off and my sister and BIL took me out on a large lake here in CT. They have an old small motor boat and we went fishing (only nibbles for me). A lot of rich people live there, some houses aren't really houses, they are mansions, really huge and a little ostentatious, but good for them.
Anyways, what a lovely day, warm, almost like a CT summer day. I felt so happy for a little while. And then, to just really put the icing on the cake, a full grown bald eagle flew nearly directly overhead, across the lake. OMG, how cool is that? I understand they've been making a come back.
BIL said "now that makes it worth it!"
It was the first time out this year (the boat has had a lot of problems), but all went smoothly.
The lake was kinda dark, brown, muddy, so the fish just weren't appearing, not even on his scope. Evidently there was a die off due to the weather last year. I've caught some large pike in the past, though. I was hoping for a small mouth bass, maybe next time. Anyways, how wonderful to see our nation's pride bird... -- Join Teams Helix and Discovery. Rest in Peace, Leonard David Smith, my best friend, you are missed badly! Rest in peace, Pop, glad our last years were good. Please pray for Colin, he has ependymoma, a brain cancer, donate to a children's Hospital.
Ive seen them the past 3 years right by the river/bridge in the neighborhood I grew up in. Never seen them there before in my life. Very cool! Down on Zoar they actually take school groups down to watch them on the lake just beneath the dam. Many nesting pairs down there. Bigger than most folks think and very very cool to see. -- Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. Team Helix- Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home
Saw Bald Eagles all the time when I lived in Alaska.
Here, all you have to do is jump on Highway 79 North and head out to the country. Bald Eagles hang out on the bluffs at Clarksville, MO -- and there are always lots of people during the winter, watching the eagles.
Bald Eagles winter here in Missouri; we have lots of rivers and lakes that provide good hunting for them. They head north in the spring again. -- "I can't save them all, but I sure as hell CAN help move them to safety." - Jo
"...If the beasts were gone, we would die from a great loneliness of spirit." - Chief Seattle
Not as frequently seen as Golden Eagles, (All the cats that are allowed outside, run for the bushes when a Golden Eagle is spotted soaring about).
We have a Golden that nests out back in a big ol oak tree. Beautiful bird and a prolific hunter. A past neighbor had all her chickens and bunnies cleaned out by the Golden one year. He used to bring his catch over to a big rock in my back lot and have lunch and sun himself. It was kinda gruesome but also very cool to watch. -- Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. Team Helix- Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home