A Peaceful Day

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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4 Responses to A Peaceful Day

  1. Mary S. says:

    The mature eagle looks like it surely got something to eat; the juvenile one lost its meal just when it might have gotten a bite. I guess it has to learn how to land with the fish before it can eat it. But I think it did land and then lost the fish.
    Am I wrong? Or does it seem that little birds have long tail feathers; large birds have short ones (relatively speaking, that is).
    The 2 Cardinals are outstanding as was the one the other day with the white feathers around her neck! A “who’d’ve thunk” on the white feathers. MCS

    • Jim says:

      Mary S,
      The juvenile landed fine with the fish, then lost it taking off. Crows were pestering it and may have distracted it. It could easily have eaten the fish on the branch it landed on. The length of birds tails vary by species. Some small birds have long and short tails. I do think most large birds have shorter tails, but will have to think about that and observe better. The female cardinal with the white is probably part leucistic. I forget the details on that but every now and then you will see a bird that has some white feathering or even all white but is not an albino…

  2. I can’t tell if that’s a lake or a river but it looks like a great place to spend some time.
    Nice shot of the beaver!
    It looks like the birds have eaten almost all the poison ivy berries, and it looks like that one is smiling.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      I think you are talking about the cabins with the reflections. That is a bay off of Barkley lake. Yes, it does look like a fine place to spend time. Thank You on the beaver shot. Not many poison ivy berries left. It may have been happy to find some unpicked…

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