Morning Visit!

Thank you, Keith Byer for the video this morning. 


April Goes Out Like A Lion

I know we usually talk about March coming and going Like a lion or a lamb. Today however, we need to change that to the month of April! Never be surprised when something happens at this nest. One eagle I am certain of is Blair as her vocals are apparent.



Young One Comes In Early


Sub Adult Gets Escorted Out

We don't have much action in the cottonwood. Today a sub adult came to the nest and then was on the side branch for some time. Finally, an adult came in to chase it away. 

Video was made by Keith Byer.



Eagle Nearby

I saw an eagle flying from the direction of the farm. Of course I was hoping it would stop at the nest or tree but it flew right past with a black bird pestering it. I followed it a good distance, and lost it one time. After locating it and observing, it appeared to be hunting. I left it finally not far from the nest as it flew back near the nest area but across the highway. It was flying with a turkey vulture at the end.


Nothing But Fly Offs and a Fly By

Sightings continue to be brief. Here are a couple fly offs from the last couple days and this morning an eagle flew by going towards the farm. It was gone by the time I got there. Keith Byer continues to give us the short glimpses of eagles here. 


Eagle Chases Off Raccoon

A raccoon took advantage of the nest that is not being used and thought it looked like a comfy bed. In fact, the raccoon was sleeping for some time. It would wake up and clean itself and then curl back up again. Suddenly, an eagle went swooping away from the tree towards the highway. Was it perched up in the tree above watching? Maybe. It came in several times and one time it came in from the highway side and put its feet down to attack. Shortly after, it landed on the front branch. It is nice to see the protection of the nest, but it still doesn't explain why we don't see them very often. They should be perching downstream or by the farm catching fish this time of year. Thank you, Keith Byer for making the video. 


Quiet Day Beside the Wind


Good Morning, Thunder!

Thunder doesn't make many visits, so when he does we take notice. You can see early in the video he appears to be flying from the north and towards the farm. He must have circled and flew in to the front branch shortly after that. When he leaves he showed us his dark spot on his tail feathers that helps us ID him. 



Hey, since we have ducks, let's change the name to Ducks4Kids! Just kidding, but aren't the wood ducks cute?