Bald Eagle and Red Headed Woodpeckers

It was a bright, sunny morning on the lake.  We had no more than started heading toward the south end of the lake when we spotted the bald eagle in a tall pine tree along the shore.  Unfortunately, it didn’t stay put very long, and I was a ways off when it flew.  I did manage to get a couple photos.

Bald Eagle in Pine Tree
Bald Eagle in Pine Tree

 

Bald Eagle in Flight
Bald Eagle in Flight

A bit further down, I heard birds making quite a racket.  I spotted their bright red heads, a group of red headed woodpeckers.

Red Headed Woodpecker on Nest
Red Headed Woodpecker on Nest

 

Family of Red Headed Woodpeckers
Family of Red Headed Woodpeckers

 

Pair of Red Headed Woodpeckers
Pair of Red Headed Woodpeckers

There aren’t as many water lilies on the lake as there were earlier in the season.  However, there were still a few that were beautiful, especially with the reflections.

Water Lily among Lily Pads
Water Lily among Lily Pads

 

Water Lily Reflection
Water Lily Reflection

 

Water Lily and Reeds
Water Lily and Reeds

There were also lots of turtles sunning on the logs along the water.  For some reason, this one made me thing of rush hour on the turtle log.

Turtle Traffic Jam on a Log
Turtle Traffic Jam on a Log

I know we are getting closer to the end of summer, but there are lots of great days ahead.  Get out there and see something interesting.

Mark

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