The lake is still frozen. Well, at least it was this morning! On the other hand, a few Great Blue Heron have returned to the rookery. They even beat the robins and the red-wings this year! It’s probably like going to a concert, the four we found probably came early before all the best nests were taken.
I was out this morning looking around to see if any Turkey vultures or other migratory residents had returned and was pretty much skunked. Just when I was about to walk back to my car, a dark shadow sailed over me from behind. I looked up and has the most awesome sight, a HUGE Golden Eagle! I can tell you that it’s pretty rare to see a Golden anywhere, especially at Devil’s Lake. Many times what folks think are Golden eagles are really young Bald eagles. They do look pretty similar. Well, that’s until you see them together or see a Golden up close. They are really, really big. Here’s a couple of pics from this morning’s encounter.