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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hanging on to Winter

Well, it appears the slow process of getting rid of a snow pack over 20" and over 36" of ice on our lakes has begun. In the mean time, our critters are hanging on after surviving the coldest winter in 30 years.

Here are a bunch of random shots from around home and a trip last weekend down to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

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The last known photo of Beardo 2014. My mom made her first trip to the Eagle Center with us. What a beautiful day.

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Even with all the wild eagles we have come through at our house, my daughter still likes having her photo taken with a "famous" eagle.

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An eagle getting a drink in the Mississippi River at Reads Landing.

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Eagle on the ice at Lake Pepin.

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Zoom of the same eagle above @ 500mm.

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Eagle at Coville Park in Red Wing on the way home.

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Blue's parents. A couple of my neighborhood eagles. The reason they are called "Blue's Parents" is because a couple of years ago I had to rescue one of their eaglets who came into contact with an electrical line. While she went through rehab at the U of MN's The Raptor Centet, she was given a blue band to identify her hence the name "Blue".

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Turkeys. A lot of turkeys. A lot of turkeys in a yard.

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Deer everywhere the evening of the 12th.

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Eagle over Silver Creek.

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At least they can read signs an know where to cross. It was cool how everyone on the road came to a stop and let the deer safely cross at their own pace.

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Slow shutter speed. It was pretty dark out and I hate cranking up the ISO on the camera.

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Last of the jumping the deer.





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