I spent a few days in Ohio back in early June. This is a yearly trip to visit family. And that’s what most of it was about – visiting. Of course, part of the visiting where the “eagle hunts” with my father. We did two of them: one to McGee Marsh and the other, more local to my parents, to Old Woman’s creek.
Even though we saw a lot of the same types of things as usual, there were a few special things. Some I didn’t notice until I was looking at the photos.
I took quite a few pictures of a great Blue Heron in Lake Erie out at McGee. Later I discovered that a snapping turtle was right next to the bird. I can see the head in almost a dozen photos. Here is one. Can you see it?
There was an eagle doing strange aerobatics, I thought to avoid the flock of redwing blackbirds chasing it.
At one point it flew low over the water, even hitting it. It wasn’t until I was looking later that I discovered that it had a fish!
The eagle flew by at a high rate of speed. I didn’t see the fish until I was looking at the speed-blurred photos later. Can you see it?
A great blue flew in front of me, landed, then shook like a dog.
There are many other special points.
Here is a selection of photos, including those above. You can click on a photo for more detail. Once bigger, you can scroll through the photos.