Hoping For A Bald Eagle

My wife said she saw a Bald Eagle along Griggs Reservoir not far from our home two days ago. Given that the forecast was heavy rain all day today, we thought we’d better look for the eagle before the rains came. So yesterday we did check out the reservoir and the Scioto River below the dam. New arrivals were seen but no Bald Eagle. Some birds seen but not photographed included Golden-crowned Kinglets, Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks and some of the usual suspects including; Ringed Billed Gulls and Great Blue Herons.


Compared to last winter which was much colder and drove the birds to open water further south into our area, interesting migrating waterfowl have been much harder to find this year. That could always change as the winter progresses.


We were excited when a Kingfisher let us get a little closer than usual.


Male Kingfisher along the Scioto


Male Kingfisher take two.



A Red-bellied Woodpecker posed briefly for my wife.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker along the Scioto


Then flew away.

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Making it’s getaway!



Along the reservoir Bluebirds were enjoying the sunshine in Griggs Park.

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Bluebird (male), Griggs Park

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Bluebird (female), Griggs Park (Donna)



We saw Hooded Mergansers along the river for the first time this winter.


Hooded Mergansers, Scioto River below Griggs Dam, (Donna)


Two more.



Ice was just forming on the reservoir and the Mallards seemed to be enjoying it.


Mallard Ducks munching on ice.



Thanks for looking in. In the coming week we hope you have an opportunity to enjoy nature in your neighborhood.



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