On A Cloudy Winter Afternoon In Western Kentucky

When the rain stopped I got back out yesterday afternoon. With all the flooding we are having in the area access to many areas are impossible. However some areas not usually productive are. With flooded fields everywhere ducks, geese and gulls are feeding in the unusual ponding in fields that are normally dry, creating some opportunities. Seeing shorebirds showing up in these ponding areas as well. Just can’t get close enought to photograph them. Storms are forecast for the whole day today. So I doubt I can get out. Will miss posting tomorrow more than likely…

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4 Responses to On A Cloudy Winter Afternoon In Western Kentucky

  1. I’m surprised that I haven’t heard anything about your flooding on the news. They’re usually right on top of bad news. I hope you aren’t directly affected by it.
    You got some great shots of the falcon despite the lousy weather!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Were our home is will not flood but many folks in low lying areas have been flooded. The lakes are way above summer pool trying to allow the Ohio, Mississippi and tributaries to lower. It is true that little has been said about it on national news. Thank You. Funny but I saw one of the peregrines take off dow river after a group of pigeons took off. I decided they might not come back and went to the eagles nest. I came back in around a half hour after the eagles who were in the nest left. One of the peregrines was eating the bird on the bridge. Dont’ know if I had stayed if I would have caught the capture…

  2. Ellen Bunnell says:

    Beautiful shots of the Falcon. And the Shovelors take second place. I really like the grouping of the Cormorants and Pelicans on the Mooring Cell, I take it that the cell would normally show more but is somewhat further under water? Still a lot of flooding around our little city, mainly in the parks since they are in low areas that have creeks. Creeks are now ponds blocking access to the parks. We should see some relief soon as rain seems to have quit this morning, finally, and none forecasts for a few days. I suspect the Eagles of which you posted, still no eggs. Isn’t that getting mighty late?

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      Thank You. Yes, the mooring cells are used to tie off towboats with barges in tow to wait to lock through the lock. Not able to do that now for sure. We got about an inch of rain. Should have went out some yesterday. No eggs yet. It is getting late. They may not have any young this year at that nest. Shame as they worked so hard building it back up. Still not sure if the original female is around. Goind by the habits of the adult female that does show up on occasion. The male is around each day multiple times…

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