An Eagle Over the Scioto River

Today we joined some friends for a paddle on the Scioto River just north of Columbus. The river, which usually is quite shallow this time of the year, had enough flow to make for an enjoyable paddle. Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Throated Warblers and Great Crested Fly Catchers were just some of the birds heard along the wooded river bank.  Kingfishers played tag with our canoes, and Red-tailed and Coopers Hawks as well as a numbers of Great Blue Herons and a Green Heron were seen.  It wasn’t that many years ago that a Bald Eagle in central Ohio would have been a very rare sight so what really made the trip special was to have one pose, flying from tree to tree, as we made our way down the river.

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A great day to be on the river.

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As always, looking for birds. (Teresa)

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An illusive male Kingfisher. Just a little too far away for a good pic.

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Bald Eagle along the Scioto, (Teresa).

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Bald Eagle, study 2, (Donna)

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Bald Eagle, study 3.

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Bald Eagle, study 4.

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Enough pictures already!

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One of many lovely scenes on the river.

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The final stretch.

 

4 Comments on “An Eagle Over the Scioto River

  1. These photos really captured the thrill of seeing the Bald Eagle and fun of canoeing.

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