Monday, February 20, 2017

Rain on the Eagles

Raining on the eagles once again. When I got up this AM the rain was starting to fall. Now at 3:30 PM it is still falling here at my cave. I wanted to check on the eagles and shoot some more photos, but the haze and clouds would not be good.

I did get the remote on the E O S 7 D working enough to use it now. I think about the critters when we are having this kind of weather. I know that Mother Nature takes better care of them than we could. I have always enjoyed this kind of weather out in the woods or on some back mountain road. It reminds me of some dirty face kid and then mom washes it away.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Eagles and rain

 Today was a cold gray day here at the cave. I did go to check on the new eaglets at T A 2 nest and did observe the eaglets as they were being fed. The two adults were busy hunting and feeding. Tomorrow we have rain in the forecast and for the next few days and turning cold. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Eaglets Arrived

Today when I checked on the eagle nest at T A 2 one of the adults flew in with something in it's beak. Two small heads poped up from the nest. I watched it feed the little ones for about an hour. By the size i believe it to be the male. It settled down in the nest after feeding. There will be lots of movement in the area for the next month or so and I will be nearby. 


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Today was a dark rainy day here at my cave, after being up for a while I went back and took a nap. When I got up I grabbed my cameras and went to check on the eagles. They were in place, one was on the nest and the others were out hunting for food. I got no photographs of them but the trees standing out in the foggy fields caught my eye.So here they are "Lonely Trees in the Fog"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fading the Winter with the Bald Eagles

February 4,2017

Today it was cold out looking for Bald Eagles. We did find three, one on the nest and two on roost trees. The one we labeled T A 1 seems to be inactive, we did see it occupied earlier but lately it has been vacant. We did meet the owner and got some good info from him. I love these birds in flight.
We have spent approx. two weeks with these birds and they continue to fascinate me. Each time we go to the different nest I say"no photographs this time on the nest", however I cannot resist . 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ducks on the Slough's of Red River

 It was a spring like day in January while searching for new eagle nest. I have had good luck in the past few weeks of finding and photographing the bald eagles. This is an unusual subject for us here in East Texas, however they are becoming abundant as time goes on. At this time we have located six active nest with pairs on all the nest. and a few immature eagles.I have given the ones I post codes so as not to identify their locations for the safety of the eagles and their nesting habits. We did observe a catch and kill of a raccoon a few days ago, an experience not many have observed.. When looking for one species you never know what you will find, these ducks were located on a slough close by; no eagle photographs on this date .However a stranger to this local was filmed, an american wigeon. It is a bird of the far northern regions of the United States and way off course in this area.. Each excursion into the world of nature always produces something of interest and lots of pleasure.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Beauty in the hidden world

When wandering in nature you find beauty everywhere, you have to look with a clear mind and erase all the thoughts from back in the world of society. When you do this the beauty jumps out of the mundane world of human construction.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Rain and the Bald Eagles

January 17, 2017
We still have rain falling here at the cave, however I like it dark and wet. We should get some winter weather in the next few weeks.
Yesterday 1/16/17 Saturday we went to Ogden, Arkansas to check on the bald eagles, to our surprise the pair plus one was at the site sitting in a pine and a dead snag. This is the first time I have observed the pair together like this. It is strange that the third mature eagle was there also.
The hawks were plentiful too, we I photographed one red shoulder and one broad winged and we sighted many at a distance. It rained on our excursion and that made it even nicer. 
Our two pups enjoyed the trip, Canon gets excited when we start seeing things and wants to look also but Annie had rather sleep in the backseat on her blanket.
We stopped at an E-Z Mart for gas and Jane purchased us a sausage on the stick for lunch. 
Love to be out rambling for wildlife with Jane ! 
I love this unusual weather but I am about to get a serious case of cabin fever. I no longer see the critters around my cave window and few birds are hanging out.
I am thinking about going North to the SWEPCO lake for a few days of eagle photography. They will start leaving the last of next month (February and mid March).

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Promises

Welcome 2017, today we have fog and overcast sky. I want to go rambling for new critters to photograph, however, being "New Years Day" I am a little concerned about travel.
The eagle nest need to be checked, it is getting close to time for them to lay eggs and start sitting on them. They should be adding to the nest at this time. I want a photograph of one with a large stick in flight.
My gold for 2017 is to spend more time photographing and studying wildlife. I also hope to photograph a fox and bobcat this year. It seems that the owl population has dwindled some. We once had no trouble finding them at Pond Creek but as of lately they seem scarce. The deer population seems smaller at Pond Creek also.

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I am a retired investigator that escaped the society of phonies and seek the simple life. I eat, sleep and dream of nature and nature photography. I love mountain streams, valleys and solitude. Good books by Muir, Thoureau, Abby and Sigurd Olson. I enjoy American Indian flute music, Nakai,John Two-Hawks, and many others. I detest rude people, crowds and know-it-all's. "If your pasture is green you do not have to tell everyone" silence is bliss.


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