An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Lion or Lamb
An immature Bald Eagle
Defying gravity this Burr Oak branch runs low close to the ground.
Tiny hopping tracks
Lots of activity under the snow
A female Common Merganser swims up stream with a tasty fish in it's beak. The wind whips through like a knife, cutting through the layers of clothing without any problem. I think I would describe the beginning of the month as a lion, but I think many who experienced the last week of subzero weather saw this as being tropical. It always is colder next to the water. Going on large lakes I always figure ten degrees in difference and never am without an extra coat or shirt even in the summer. I think of those outside all the time and wonder how they contend with the bitter cold. I head for my coffee and am thankful to have that warm brew to keep me going.
It will be interesting to hear where this tagged Trumpeter Swan began its life in Iowa. A friend recently found one that was within a hundred fifty miles of where it was released eight years previous, so it is nice they return to our state. I have never sent in the info sheet before, so look forward to knowing more about this royal bird. I have been around for release of falcons and osprey, but never for the cyngets of these beauties. The cold has pushed them into a tighter area and it was hard to leave after being serenaded by a symphony of geese and swans. I could go every day just to hear and watch them.