Monday, February 28, 2011

Seagulls?... A Spring Time Robin... Mergansers... Oh, and an Eagle

Went to the Monocacy Aqueduct for a walk on the C&O Canal and found there were hundreds of seagulls feeding out on the Potomac River just above the mouth of the Monocacy River. Maybe not such a big deal, I just haven't seen seagulls in the numbers like this before at the Aqueduct.

Again, not a big deal but to me robins identify the coming of spring. I don't know about you, but I am ready for spring.

The Common Merganser, a real treat to see and observe. There were two pair, an active pair and a sedate pair.

I'm turning on to Lily Pons Road, headed toward Lily Pons Water Gardens. And there he is, a beautiful bald eagle. He is flying low and I'm trying to roll my window down and stop the truck. Fortunately for me he landed in a tree. Unfortunately it was about 300 yards away. I had to take a couple of shots.

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