If you would like to take an occasional side road
littered with meditations, poetry, musings and photography,
try my morningpsalms web site.
The site was first published in 2002.
For various and sundry reasons,
see http://www.morningpsalms.com/wandered-home-again-essay, I let the site languish.
I have returned to posting my musings.
That’s Godiva in the photo, hunting at Jordan Lake yesterday.
Ospreys go south for the winter, some go all the way to South America.
The adults leave first in the fall and then the fledgling females.
The young male ospreys are the last to leave the lake.
I caught this fledgling, hatched this year, fishing at the lake this morning.
With the freeze projected for tonight he may too be gone tomorrow.
Note his still orange fledgling eye and the white edging to his flight feathers – marks of a youngster.
Learning to fish is required to live.
This 2016 bald eagle fledgling at Jordan Lake is determined.
And she succeeds at the strike.
She is about 9 – 10 months old.
There is a short slide show of the strike at https://flic.kr/p/NBRVmq
With ALL of you
who watched and encouraged the bald eagles of the JORDAN LAKE EAGLE FAMILY and the H&G EAGLE NEST,
I am celebrating the 2016 Jordan Lake successful Bald Eagle breeding season
& opening of my photography website dreamingsongsphotos.
Until November 7, 2016 I am offering a 20% discount on my bald eagle postcards for an order of $30 or more (not including shipping).
Use coupon code Eagle Postcards 2016 when you check out
direct link to the website http://www.dreamingsongsphotos.com
The bald eagle noted my friend and I watching him.
Then in just about complete disregard for his flight trajectory over our heads,
he cocked his head and noted something on the lake below before flying over us and was gone.
This fledgling bald eagle seemed to be intent on scaring the two humans with their big cameras
as he made a great imitation of a B52 bomber on target.
Then feeling that he had properly put the fear of the bald eagle into us,
he dropped his left wing, turned and headed up the lake.