Well, since I have no “green grass, sunny, flowers, it’s MAY!” type of photos for you (its 30 degrees outside right now!) I will have to go with these WILD photos! As I said before, this time of year is so fun for watching the wildlife where we live. We spend most of the day spying on all the animals. I even put on camouflage gear and sneak out to take pictures so I go unnoticed. Okay, thats a lie. I’m pretty sure that my bright green sweatshirt might be what is screwing up some of my photos?? Or it could be that a certain 3 year old came tearing out of the house at a pivotal moment. Anyway, I give you – Sullivan Lake Wildlife!
Here is one of 30-50 loons in our bay right now.
Here’s a handful of them swimming together. It was gale force winds on this day, so I didn’t stay long watching them. Too freaking cold. Story of my life here!
More wildlife….(she INSISTS she is not cold. She lies.)
And here is the picture in question. You see, I snuck outside to get a picture of Mr Eagle sitting on the ice and stayed out of his line of sight by walking up to the lake behind a tree. As soon as I poked the lens around the tree – up he flew! Now, I am sneaky. So even though I WAS wearing a bright green sweatshirt, I think it has more to do with the tiny tornado that I took notice of after I took these subpar photos.
Here, it is clear I should use a tripod. Cuz his loud wail startled me as I was pressing down on the button. Put this photo in here anyway b/c I thought he looked so funny doing his call.
And here is Mr Eagle again. Or Miss Eagle? I don’t know. I noticed 2 eagles sitting together on the ice yesterday evening and when we went to the window to look closer at them, we noticed this one in our tree. There was no way I could go outside cuz he’d see me immediately so these are thru a window. Better than nothing!
I think he is one in a family of 3 eagles. Cuz right now as I’m writing this, there are 3 eagles sitting next to each other on the ice. They are so fun to watch. Eric gets mad thought b/c he thinks they might harm the loons.
Well, thats all for this edition of Sullivan Lake Wildlife. Check back for more! Cuz I’m fairly sure it will never warm up here! This is all we have!
Edited to add – after I hit “send to blog” on the post, I looked out and noticed 4 eagles in my neighbor’s tree. So I ran up to Eric’s office to take pictures thru the window again. Best I could do! They’d fly away as soon as I opened the door I’m thinking.
While I was watching them, a 5th eagle flew up to join them. So there were 5 in the tree and 3 on the ice. Must have been a family reunion! 2 are hard to see here, but trust me, they are there.