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Bald Eagles are Magic

I went for a long walk in the wetlands this morning. Just as I was leaving, a bald eagle came swirling high above. It was amazing to watch them circling lower and lower before dropping down to the water and snatching a fish with such precision. I never get tired of seeing their speed and agility. I have not pinpointed where the nest is, but I know there is one nearby.

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Beautiful Coyote Encounter

One of the best things about cold days at the wetlands is how few humans are around. Fewer humans means I get to see more mammals, and that means coyotes. I love how they watch me from a safe distance. This one was getting ready to turn down the path I was on, saw me, thought better of it, and backed up into some brush. I stopped and waited for her thinking she would come back out and go where she needed to. Sure enough, she came out and ran off in the other direction. It is always a gift to watch them.

Coyote standing in winter grass.
Coyote running.
Coyote running.
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Northern Harrier Up Close


It was 16 degrees when I started at the wetlands this morning, so I had it to myself. I got some amazing looks at this norther harrier who landed on the pole right in front of me. It was incredible to see him fly in. He didn’t stay long, but moved to a nearby tree, did a little shrieking, and then was joined by another harrier. They took off together. Wonderful!

Northern harrier with wings outstretched coming in for landing
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Egrets, Herons, Pelicans, and Butterflies

The weather and work are finally letting me out a bit more. I am so eager for fall! The last few days have been great for seeing large groups of pelicans and the monarchs are on the move. Great egrets and little blue herons are still around.

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Pelicans coming in with the sunrise.
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Finally, a coyote

I have not seen a coyote at the wetlands since last winter. I know they are there (I see the evidence!), but I keep missing them. This was a nice treat this morning.

Coyote walking on path
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