Around Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

I had a splendid morning shooting in the misting rain at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park yesterday. Inclement weather can often create more opportunities to get closer to wildlife. This also keeps fisherman and walkers from spooking all the critter away. Yesterday this was the case. Four adult or almost adult eagles wanted to hang around at lakes edge at the recreation area and by the lodge. On the lookout for fish or a coot to be caught. The only fish I saw caught was by a juvenile way out on the lake too far for a capture.

With the light poor the ducks did not seem nearly as spooky, offering a lot of chances to photograph. I had a couple fly bys by a kingfisher. Even a kestrel gave me a chance. Sure the images captured on days like this may not be the best. However you might get lucky too.

Better than staying home wishing for sunshine for sure. Which I almost did looking out the door before sunrise time. I felt rested after the trip finally. When rested I am much more able to face the challenge of shooting in low light…

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Thought you might want to see how fast an eagle takes off from a perch. In this case after the eagle had been perched for about 45 minutes. No wonder I miss so many take offs. Click on link will take you to another window on my you tube page.

Bald Eagle Take Off

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Pileated Woodpecker below a leftover image from a few days ago. I liked the crew cut look to its top knot. Forgot about this photo. When I shoot a bunch of photos in a day many times I never look at them all. Glad buddy Ron posted a pick to remind me as he was with me at the time. The only glimpse of real sunshine to be had for a couple days at Barren River Lake.

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Today’s Flashback Photo¬† ” Goldeneye Duck “

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2 Responses to Around Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

  1. That eagle was fast!
    Great shots of all the ducks. I like the color of the bill on ring necked ducks!
    Nice shots of the kestrel too. That’s a tough one.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Thank You. The ring necked duck do have a cool looking bill. Have not seen many kestrels lately. Not my best photos of them but ok considering the light…

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