Anyway, Mom and Dad were so happy when they came back! They were all excited about what they had seen and where they'd been ... and so I thought I'd go through their pix and vids and share some with you today. I know - it's not me and Zim, but I have to admit, they're pretty cool photos anyway.
They went to Tuttle Creek Lake/Dam/Reservoir -- only across the dam this time, over by the River Pond. Is it me, or do they use an awful lot of names of bodies of water to describe things here in Kansas? Anyway, these are the first guys they saw:
|Gooses, ice skating|
And more gooses on the ice:
|More gooses on the ice|
Mom loves geese and said she could have been happy watching them the whole time. As you can tell from the title of this post, though, they went in search of eagles! (You didn't think this was going to be about that old Clint Eastwood/Richard Burton movie, did you? "Broad Sword calling Danny Boy ..." We've all watched that a lot of times together!) Anyway, they wanted to go here:
Look across at the far bank, in the tree tops. Can you see some large dark spots? Let's zoom in!
That's right - it's EAGLES! Lots of them! There are at least five in the photo above, plus one coming in for a landing!
Let's zoom in some more:
|Trio of Bald Eagles|
Aren't they magnificent?!!? Here are some more shots!
|A pair of eagles, communing with a crow|
|Eagle in flight|
Mom also got some shots of an adult eagle with a juvenile one! I'll add the captions!
|"I told you to be home by 2! And where's the bass you said you'd pick up?!?"|
I mean, really. The dad eagle doesn't look happy.
|"Your mother is not going to be happy, son."|
Our dad shot a bunch of videos. Here's one of them - you can see the eagles in the trees and see them flying. You can even hear them talking ... but mostly you can hear our 30mph Kansas winds.
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You can get an idea of the area Mom and Dad were in. They said something about being better that Zim and I weren't there because it was slippery, snowy, and there was tons of goose poop under foot. Sounds great to me and Zim! Maybe next time.
They went down the shoreline a bit to this area to shoot more pix:
You can see an eagle nest over on the left-hand side!
Mom and Dad also took some pix in another location, across from an island. There were eagles there, too, but Mom's pix were mighty blurry of them. (Remember, she has a pretty simple camera, a Nikon CoolPix P90, and didn't have a tripod with her.)
She did get more gooses later on in their outing!
And then she saw these guys and wanted to remember them, too:
Mom and Dad had a great time and said they could have stayed there even longer -- but they missed us and wanted to get home. And something about Mom wanting a hot shower to thaw her feet out.
I hope you enjoyed Mom's pix and Dad's video!
Everyone stay safe tonight - see you next year! Ha woo!