23 comments on “The Lake

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Thus the reasons why these eagles would migrate. …. well done!

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  2. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thank you, Frank. This lake, which is just a few miles outside of Fort Collins, hosts several Bald Eagles. I went over there on Saturday hoping to catch a few hunting but it had been so cold, the reservoir was completely frozen over. Did see two gorgeous birds in the trees across the lake but they were too far to capture even with a pretty good telephoto lens. It’s been warm this week so I’m going to try again over the weekend, hoping there will be enough melting that they’ll be able to hunt.

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  3. Great post Cathy and your poetry is lovely.

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  4. Brigitte says:

    Do you have the beautiful photos up everywhere in your home?

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    That picture looks how I feel today–frozen and cold…

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  6. It’s pretty cold here today too – 4 degrees, I think. Not that I am stupid enough to go outside and check. :)

    So what do the eagles eat when they can’t get fishes?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      While Bald Eagles prefer fish, they will eat small rodents and birds, so even though the lake is frozen right now, there are other kinds of prey that they will go after.

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  7. Lovely lovely image. Too bad no eagles were around to pose for the camera!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you. Weebs. We saw two Balds sitting in trees across the lake from our vantage point. Unfortunately, they were too far away for any good shots, even with my fairly powerful telephoto lens. But they were beautiful even from a distance – that really distinct white head and black body is hard to miss.

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  8. Great shot! It’s 15 degrees in the Big Apple right now. In about six months it will probably be 102. What do the eagles chow as they wait for the ice to thaw?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      V.,
      I heard the Northeast (and the whole East for that matter) was in the middle of a cold snap. !5 degrees is pretty cold in the big city. Hope it warms up soon.

      Bald Eagles will prey on birds and small mammals (mice, prairie dogs, little dogs) if their favorite food – fish – isn’t available. There were a couple of Eagles at this lake last weekend, but they were just hanging out in the trees since the lake was frozen over. It’s been warmer here, so I’m planning on going back this weekend to see what’s going on. Maybe get a few shots of them.

      Cathy

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  9. Have I requested for you to adopt me? PULEEZE!!!

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  10. Absolutely lovely… in imagery and words. I can imagine eagles waiting for the spring melting and break up of the waters, as we are too! Thanks for sharing :) Hugs, Gina

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Gina! It has been warmer here this week. If I have time, I’m going to go back and see if the ice has opened at all. Maybe I’ll catch a few shots of the eagles! Stay tuned…
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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