_RK_9696 Cadet close up 2014

Cadet looks so serious as he makes another lap of the river looking for his next fish.

_RK_8410 Cadet and vulture sm sky 2014 (1)

That is Cadet upstairs and a young turkey vulture downstairs; they were both born this year.  As often happens, I was putting up my camera when I heard Cadet call and turned to see him buzz the vulture!  I missed the buzz-by dive with my camera, but did get this fly-by.

_RK_7781 Cadet twisting stall 2 2014

Cadet was learning how to control his body for a hover – and he almost stalled out while trying to see where the fish had gone.  That is one heck of a twist between wings and body!

_RK_7733 Cadet with catfish small2014

This is Cadet; he is this year’s male offspring of Amelia and Ace. He is recently fledged and working hard to learn how to fish.  This morning he caught this medium sized catfish.