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Eagles – they fascinate me

I had a visitor from Florida last week, and he wanted to see Barr Lake after having traveled all over the state.  Winter is not the best time to visit Colorado, unless you are here for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or maybe ice fishing.  We have some good days in the 50’s and 60’s, but we also have very cold days–like the past couple of days where the lows have been in the single digits, and some in the negatives.  My friend was lucky.  The first few days of his travels were moderate.  He went snowboarding and then visited several towns in the Rockies.  He stopped here on Friday to go with me to Barr Lake.  It was in the low 40’s, so we bundled up and borrowed a golf cart so we could make it to the gazebo without having to walk the 2 miles there and 2 miles back.

Despite bundling up and the use of the gold cart, we just couldn’t stay at the gazebo for long.  The wind was fierce, and it cut right through our layers.  I only managed to get a few photos, and most were blurry because I was shivering, but there is one photo that made it worth it.  You can see the male Eagle on the tree, on the lookout.  The female is sitting on the nest.  Males also mind the eggs, but you can see that he is the lookout–males are the smaller of the two.  We don’t know yet how many eggs are in the nest, but it’s exciting to know that there will be another Eagle fledging soon!

Barr Lake 3-1-2