Graham (my Brit pal and hereafter referred to as “GT”) arrived yesterday at about 6:30 pm. It’s so great to see him again – it’s been 16 months since I visited him in England. In my usual style I made tentative plans which almost immediately fell through due to my failure to book accommodations. But GT and I are nothing if not flexible – we decided to skip the B&Bs and go for day trips.
Today we stayed relatively close to home, visiting Three Rivers Wildlife Mgt. Area, Beaver Lake Nature Center, and Montezuma. GT is a lifelong birder (a “twitcher” in Britspeak) and leads nature walks back in UK so I know a hike anywhere we can find birds will make him happy.
I was dismayed to see the eagle’s nest gone at Three Rivers. There was one of the 1st years in a tree on the island but he was the only remnant of the family that we saw. No eagles at Mud Lock either but there were two ospreys in the trees near the eagle’s nest. We also saw a green heron standing next to a great blue, and several great egrets at Montezuma’s Tschache Pool. All in all a great first day. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s adventures.