Monday, March 29, 2010

Eagles

We took a quick spin around Geneva Lake (no, not that Geneva Lake) after Lorna had her tooth capped this afternoon. Lita Nelson reported up to 50 bald eagles on or around the lake yesterday. We saw eight out on the ice on the edge of open water where the creek enters out in front of where my parents used to live. Mostly immature plumage. Lita said there are three nests on the lake, but we could only see one obvious nest, which even from a mile across the lake looked like someone parked a pickup on the top of a tree. There were also a lot of ducks, mostly divers, in the large pond west of the highway across from the old Berg place - the low ground that Walt Cook tried in vain for years to drain. A few pairs of local canada geese, but no whistling swans so far.

5 comments:

Justine Valinotti said...

I've been to "that" Lake Geneva. I don't think there are any bald eagles there. One can't have everything!

Is Leda her real name? If it is, it's quite the coincidence when you're talking about swans, or the absence thereof.

Gunnar Berg said...

Leda is Leda. I knew her father. He didn't seem to be in the guise of something else, but hey, if he was a god, how would we know?

Leda and her husband will be meeting us in Kearney, Ne this weekend for THE GREAT CRANE CAPER.

Lorna said...

Lita is the correct spelling of her name. I had a crown rather that a cap. A cap sounds cosmetic and crown saves a molar from destruction. I could have saved the money for a ticket to Thailand.

Gunnar Berg said...

Lorna is interested in facts, rather than truth.

Margadant said...

Hmmm. This does not bode well for the close proximity of the blind.