The weatherman was wrong again. It was supposed to be over 70 degrees and lots of sunshine for at least most of the day. Well, the sun was out for a bit but then the clouds blew in. We didn't get anywhere near 70 degrees. Luckily the birds didn't care.
Kristi Thomas and I, accompanied by fellow naturalist, Mickie Moore, and nine other who were mostly members of the Tyler Audubon Group, hit Lake O' the Pines on a pontoon boat. While these birding trips are always geared towards finding as many species of birds as we can, some of us were more interested in the Bald Eagle's nest and what was going on there. Of course, all the other birding was always fun and this was an exceptional day. Not only did we see over 30 species, it seemed that many didn't mind posing for us.
Here are some of the photographs that I took today.
Golden Eye Ducks
Great Blue Heron
Ring Billed Gull
White Pelican fly by. . .
OH, by the way. One of the Bald Eagles was sitting in the nest. They have built it up so high, he/she was hard to see. Take a look:
See the head sticking up near the center of the nest? Oh, boy!