Monthly Archives: December 2009

At the spillway

The lake is frozen, so everyone is hanging out below the dam. Zoom in on the trees and count the bald eagles. I saw at least twenty in the short time I was out there this morning. Very cool. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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And now for something completely different

I was taking pictures of birds at our feeders when this beautiful fox came running down the street. Sadly, this was the best of the pictures. It was so cloudy. I was glad to see her/him since it has been over a year since the last time we saw a fox in the neighborhood. Click on picture to enlarge.

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Baby, it’s cold outside

The Christmas blizzard generated nonstop action at our feeders. I keep saying, “Let’s invite everyone in.” I think our felines might have something to say about that. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Raptors Return

While I haven’t spent too much time out in the bitter cold lately, I was able to get out for a while over the weekend and look for new winter arrivals. Hawks are in abundance and there seem to be some new bald eagle arrivals.  I’m also seeing a lot more activity among the bald eagles who nest here, courting and tidying up nests. Of course what we call courtship may mean something completely different to them. Pretty much everything I’ve read about bald eagles (and many other nonhuman animals) comes from a very speciesist perspective and often runs counter to what I have observed just hanging out near them.  They have their own reasons for what they do. 🙂 Click on pictures to enlarge.

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