I took a little drive today. I wanted to see if the eagle's next SW of Barron was active.
I compared this photo to one taken in 2014, and the nest hasn't changed much.
I heard vocalizing,
but the only eagle I saw was an immature chomping on a dear carcass, always lovely to see.
I only got a blurred image of him flying overhead.
So, I'll come back another day and see if I can catch any activity in the nest,
it might be too early.
From the nest, I drove to Rice Lake.
The ice is going away and the birds are arriving.
|Such a mix of ice and open water, must be confusing for the birds.|
|Out of my zoom range were two immature American Eagles on the edge of open water, watching for lunch I suppose.|
|Interesting scenery with the ice and water making patterns in the lake.|
|This American Crow was coming in for an ice landing.|
|His buddy was searching the edge of the ice for a treat.|
|A couple of swans were resting on the ice as Canada geese swam nearby.|
I'm assuming trumpeter, but could not really see them well enough to make a firm ID.
|I suppose the ice makes for a good nap spot, but seems cold to me.|
|Gulls are everywhere, I'm not up on my gull identification, so we will just call this a gull.|
As I was leaving, I noticed the flags of the Veteran's Memorial were catching the breeze.
And tomorrow the forecast is snow, so it might be good that I took my little drive today.