this past sunday we took a ride to
Rodman Reservoir (or Lake Ocklawaha)
you might remember, we went there to check it out a couple of months ago...
because this spot is known for it's good fishing.
but the reservoir was on a draw-down back then...and it was just about bone dry!
it was supposed to be back up in april.
along the way, we passed a 'Longhorn' farm.
sam pulled over so i could get a few shots!
what beauties, huh?!
well, the water's back up!
there were lots of people fishing...and catching!
and lots of birds too...happy to have the reservoir filled with food!
|Cypress tree knees (roots) along the Ocklawaha river|
buzzards...sunning & waiting for hand outs...
discarded fish carcasses i guess.
this one got tired of waiting and decided to try and sneak onto the fishing pier.
we made reservations for the first weekend in may!
whether the bathroom is finished or not...
we're finally getting out of town!
(bathroom update: sheetrock up and primed & painted. shower pan in but not yet hooked up to the drain.)
there were some other birds flying...circling...hunting...overhead.
do you know what this bird is?
at first i thought maybe Shrike....or Osprey...
but after looking them up in my HUGE north american bird book...
i'm just not sure.
the Shrike has a band through the eye...
but doesn't seem to wrap around like this one does.
maybe these birds are juvenile Ospreys???!!!!
also...i guess just the fact that they are hanging around the lake...means Osprey is more probable.
we are excited! yeah! camping and fishing.
not this coming weekend, but the one after.
i don't mind
T I M E
stay cool. be safe.
( i still have some catching up to do in blogland.
i'm home between appointments and thought i'd get this posted before it becomes OLD news!)