Fall Getaway

It was another slow day. Time for a fall getaway. Did not find much activity in the morning around home. I headed for Duncan Lake. The farmers were picking corn just across the road from Duncan Lake. A small fishing boat with two fisherman were on the lake fishing around the stumps where the eagles land to drink and bath. The eagles will not come in with kayaks or boats nearby. So I headed home. Did catch and eagle flying with fish scraps in Land Between the Lakes. Will be heading out for a fall getaway this morning to Cumberland Lake in central Kentucky. Will not post again until next Monday. Have a great weekend…..

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Another Slow Day

Rain kept me indoors most of the morning.  Only one eagle came in at Duncan Lake. However it was a great approach with the bird landing coming at me. That one opportunity was well worth the time spent to observe it. Clearing skies in the afternoon provided a beautiful but humid afternoon. I did get to see a couple Pied Billed Grebes that have migrated back to the lakes area for the winter. The grebes will be around until heading north next spring…

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Slow Day

It was a slow day. Heavy overcast and fog in the morning gave way to sunshine. Only one eagle arrived at Duncan Lake late morning. The eagle took a sip of water then headed out…

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Rainy Day Leftovers

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Gone Eaglin’

When a friend called the house the other day my wife replied he has gone Eaglin’.  My friend in shock said he has gone to England? When I think about it many simple pleasures in my life occur with that expression of ” Gone”. Gone huntin’, gone fishin’, gone to the garden, gone to walk the dogs’.

I suppose the greatest thing about being gone is the unexpected places where one might arrive. Being gone for me means wandering with intent. However the intent don’t always work out as anticipated.

In the morning yesterday my intent was to photograph as is the norm of late. With the wind blowing and dark skies approaching I did not find much. Finally coming across an eagle flying up from a muddy bank in the back of a bay on Kentucky Lake. The only glimpse of bright sunshine came out as the eagle tried to perch on the top of a spindly dead tree. Quickly gliding down and landing on a more comfortable perch. Soon the bird flew off and circled against a dark gray sky portraying rain to come.

In the afternoon I was gone again and headed for Duncan Lake. The rain gentle and misty came and went while I was there. A couple eagles chases occured. A maturing eagle came in and bathed in the rain. I found myself taking photos next to a professor and his son. Listening to them talk it occurred to me that I might be barely literate in comparison. However they found the same joy as I did watching the eagle action.

This is getting long so will wind it down. Had a fine day between showers. Despite the poor conditions I caught more photos then I should share in a single post. Rain in the forecast again today. Hope your weekend fun is not dampened by the weather. Hope you find yourself gone to spend time with a friend or family. Don’t get much better that that…

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Today’s Flashback Photos ” juvenile eagle studying, then standing on, then shoving turtle in the water”

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