Sunday, April 24, 2011

Want to see Eagles?

For those of you who aren't lucky enough to see the eagles on the lake or are perhaps wintering elsewhere, checkout this website   

It's a live video of an eagles nest in Decorah, Iowa (yes that would be Hawkeye Land) There are 3 babies that have recently hatched. Enjoy.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Yes , it's now official, the block has dropped and the ice is officially out. The time was April 21, 2011 at 4:57pm. I actually liked it better last year when it went out before April even got here, but this is more like a normal year, even though it's a bit on the later side.This photo is an immature Bald Eagle that was sitting on the ice in front of the house. I think there may have been some left over fish from ice fishermen that may have been frozen into the melt we had, and that's what attracted him. He was being mobbed by several other birds at the time as well. Well maybe now we can think Spring!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Still winter.....

I just got back from vacation and was disappointed by the snow we got last Saturday. I think I'm officially ready for Spring,but never the less, it obviously isn't ready for me. The forecast is for more snow, but the upside is there are some widening holes in the lake. We already had Buffleheads and Mergansers skirting the edges and also a couple eagles landed on the ice and sat for awhile. Unfortunately, they were still too far away for even my long lens. Well..... maybe next week it will get here.