In a happenstance conversation a week ago, I learned that, last summer, a bald eagle was spotted in my favorite kayaking location, roosting on a particular tree in the marsh where I kayak. It returned frequently to the tree until its mate showed up, and then they left together. I heard that that the eagle had been spotted in the marsh again this year, though it hadn't been seen sitting in the tree. Since, like I said, it's my favorite place to kayak, I was there paddling again yesterday. I looked, but he eagle was not on the tree. A couple of hours later, after seeing turtles, and geese, and ducks, and a redwing blackbird, and after hearing bullfrogs galore, I decided it was time to leave the marsh and head back down the lake. I took another quick peek at the tree from across the marsh and there it was: the telltale white spot, like a golf ball in the tree.
Of course, I immediately paddled back across the marsh, and, WOW! I was (and still am) so excited! So incredibly beautiful!
I think he was looking right at me...
Of course, the eagle isn't the only thing I saw in the marsh. I spotted this cutie-pie below, having a drink.
The day was ridiculously pretty! Blue sky, puffy clouds, waterlilies, and calm water. What a nice kayak sojourn; what a nice day!
By the way - in the midst of all my excitement about the eagle, I totally forgot that I promised to pick winners for my jewelry giveaway, as per last week's post. I'll select the winners tomorrow, and let you know ASAP!