Overcast Morning At Kentucky Dam

It was not a good morning to photograph with the poor light. But as holds true so many times that is when neat stuff happens. I should not be by now, however it still surprises me how wildlife work to teach their young. This morning an adult peregrine flew with a pigeon it had caught and dropped it so that the juvenile could catch it. The peregrine adults and young work together as a team. So cool to watch…

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Around Kentucky Dam

The sun may need an assist rising some days, not me. I am up and out before sunrise each day. Been busy. Trying to get and keep our old tractor running and get the fields bush hogged. It has been a task. It is fun to go to the river the last few days and watch the peregrine falcons and their young. The young falcons amaze me with their aggressive behavior. They get up in the morning and chase and attack everything that flies nearby it seems, osprey, geese cormorants, crows.  No wonder they are catching their own meals and trying to steal meals from the adults as well. Incredible flyers they are. How lucky I am to get to see this. Then back home to the heat and try and get a little work done. Had the tractor running good then a hydraulic line or seal on the steering went yesterday. Almost covering me up with fluid. I was quick in killing the engine. Will have to get my mind right and dig in to the repair. Think I may wait until it cools off a little. Maybe the end of next week…

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Good Morning Not So Good Captures

Saw a lot of neat stuff this morning. It seemed like all the action happened at a bad angle or poor light angle. Still it was fun as always watching and trying to see what was happening. Was surprised to see a juvenile Peregrine Falcon fight an adult over a pigeon. Causing them to drop the pigeon and go to the ground and pick it back up. Of course all that happened out of sight. Then they both flew far away landing on a bridge to eat the bird. The adult once again had the pigeon and the juvie chasing. Not complaining, I always feel lucky to get to observe wildlife…

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Back Home

After a wonderful visit with the kids and grandkids in Louisville we are back home. I got out this morning around Kentucky Dam. A racoon saw me and peeked around the rocks and I guess decided I was not a threat. It sat down on a rock and nursed its two kits. A pleasant surprise. The heat of summer is on here. Warnings to be careful out in the sun for very long…

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Happy Independence Day

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