While shopping in the market, I couldn't stop thinking about that darn blob. Recognizing it immediately, it remained in the forefront of my mind as I picked up the tomatoes and cucumbers.
About 20 minutes later when I was returning home, the blob was now perched out in the open. I was right. It was an adult Eagle.
Being so close to the old nesting site and my house, I couldn't help but wonder if it could be one of my "missing pair."
Nearly every day that has passed since I spotted it, I have gone back to observe. Out of five days, I've seen it three times and have met numerous people who fish there regularly (like Johnny and Joey) who have seen it as well. After just a week and speaking to many people, I am convinced there is a pair of Bald Eagles close by. Whether they can be found and photographed is another story which is the only way I would know they were my pair. (They would be identified by their leg bands.)
However, you'll see in my the pix below, whether foggy or crystal clear, whether calm or windy, whether sunny or rainy, it is a great spot with lots of activity including a lot of regulars. There's been a GBH (Great Blue Heron) that shows up like clockwork between 7:28 AM and 7:35 AM, several Grackles (one of which has a crush on me), an adorable Belted Kingfisher, a striking Baltimore Oriole, a family of Canada Geese and even a Muskrat! Yes, these regulars have been keeping me company in between the speeding cars and trucks, the passersby who yell "Don't jump" or those that simply toot their horn and wave fervently out the their windows.
(I will say that I much prefer my old "sit spot" in the woods.)
(In case you missed the GBH in the pic above.)
My buddy, who sits on this chunk of wood almost the entire time I'm there.
And yes, I even went there in the rain, although I remained in my car.
One evening, from out of the darkness...
and into the light, a family of Canada Geese appeared.
These guys make the oddest noise and seem very shy.
And another shot of "My buddy."
A beautiful song from a beautiful Baltimore Oriole.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
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