In The Light Rain

The light rain continued all day after a night of sometimes heavy rain. Tired of being in the house several times when it eased upĀ  I would head out. Take a few shots then head back home as the rain got too heavy to shoot in. A couple common terns were circling in the tailwaters of Kentucky Dam. I enjoy the orange bill, pointed wings, split tail that I did not catch in any pics yesterday. Love to watch them dive and catch small fish with their beaks as they crash the water or sweep low and grab them on the fly. Wanted to stay and watch but the rain was too heavy to risk keeping my camera gear out in it.

Once I drove back the road to ponds behind the house. When I got out a wood duck and a few blue winged teal took off before I even got a look at them on the water.

Around mid-day the rain eased up again and I caught a feeding at one of the eagles nests. I saw a second eaglet then in the last image it looks like there are three. Hard to tell in the poor light and drizzling rain. Here is hoping they make it to adults. This pair of eagles are very attentive so their chances are good…

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4 Responses to In The Light Rain

  1. Mary S. says:

    You captured the rain drops in the first photo! I never tho’t I’d see that; great photograph!
    You capture so perfectly the care and attention both eagles exhibit toward their young. The little eaglets seem to be absorbing the love from their parents. More evidence of the high quality of your photographs.
    It amazes me that animals (any animals) seem to simply take rain (or snow), any kind of weather, as if it were all the same to them. What a different approach to life. MCS

    • Jim says:

      Mary S,
      Thank You, Actually tried to catch the rain in the first two pics. The first one with high shutter speed to try and freeze the drops. The second at a slower speed to show the rain as streaks. I was a little surprised that the eagles stayed off the young for a pretty good while before and during feeding. They must think they can handle light rain already. Before and after feeding one sat over them with wings slightly out to ward of the drizzle. Wildlife has to adapt as best they can. If they have attitudes a good one would help I would think…

  2. I hope you see some sunshine soon. It seems like you’ve had more than your share of rain this year.
    It looks like the eaglets are being well cared for but the parents are probably miserable.
    Great shot of the wood duck. They’re beautiful birds!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Supposed to have a one day break from the rain tomorrow. Hope it happens. The parents did look like drowned rats this morning. Gotta love the colorful wood ducks…

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