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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bird Watching on the Allegheny River

Today was a perfect day to head up to the outflow of the Kinzua Reservoir in hopes of spotting some Bald Eagles.  When their tummies begin to growl or they just crave a snack they seem to hang around open water looking for a bite to eat.  After hanging out for awhile it looked like we may have been stood up by these magnificent critters but perseverance paid off.  We went down river about a mile and we spotted an eagle on a small patch of dry land at the leading edge of an island.  As we set up the tripod we were thrilled to see 3 mature eagles and 1 immature eagle.  They were not only looking for a meal but also seemed to be enjoying the sport of swooping very close to a nearby goose time after time.  The goose stood his ground and the eagles eventually tired of that game.

We were looking for eagles but this beautiful Cardinal caught our eye and we just had to snap a couple quick pictures.

As we headed back home we spotted a nice flock of turkeys and a few deer snacking away on something that was apparently quite tasty.


Peggi said...

Every picture you take is more beautiful than the previous one! you are truly a wizard with a camera!

Willard said...

An exciting trip, Tom. I never saw an eagle before sometime in the early 1990s. They still are not common around home, but there are a lot at Conowingo, which isn't all that far away. Back a few years ago, I did quite a bit of filming of them at G.B. Stevenson, but haven't done that for a few years.