Monday, March 29, 2010
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.