Grand Lake St Marys ... Eagles

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Yesterday, we visited several locations at Grand Lake Saint Marys. We manage to get in some hiking in too. Even with all the issues they have had, it’s still a beautiful lake. A couple weeks ago, we visited the east and south-east shores, today was started at Windy Point, and worked out way around to the west side.

The first photo is a of a young Bald Eagle. His sibling was nearby. Clearly, he has not molted yet, but it won’t be long. This pair remained me of the two that we have been watching near Piqua.

The second photo is of another young Bald Eagle that has already molted, but its not quite finised. Beautiful.

The video below is a series of still photos, and video from two different visits to the lake. Enjoy!


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Hanging with the birds

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I have been learning to fly my new toy .. I mean work device. Yesterday, as the fog was lifting, I stopped near Big Woods and flew it for a few minutes. It didn’t take long for a group of swallows to show up. At about 900 feet three or four of them started to circled my unarnmed, helpless drone😱😬. They don’t make any agressive movements toward the drone, they just circled. I am sure it was curiosity and maybe protecting their turf (or nest)! I only flew it for about 10 minutes, then moved on. I had more hiking to do.

About 30 minutes later, I drove by the same area. This time a more interesting bird was hanging out where I had been flying. This hawk could likely so some serious damage. I have never seen a hawk in this tree, but I know she hunts. I guess I was in her airspace.

About 24 Hours later, I took some landscape photos for a friend using my drone (I need to name her). On the first of two flights, the swallows showed up in numbers again. This second photo is from the drone.

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She never came close. I was 1000 feet away, so I could not tell exactly. I could just see the birds circling around the drone.

I am enjoying this new way to capture photos and videos. I will be sharing more in this weeks YouTube Video.

Have a great day!

~Rick


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I didn’t see that coming

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Early Tuesday morning, I had breakfast with a friend that I worked with in my last place of employment. When we finished, I drove out to Garbry Big Woods just for fun. I had my camera with me, so I figured it was worth the drive. As I came around the bend in the road, I see this hawk .. just setting on the pole. It appears that breakfast was large and filling. I was so very close .. fun. ~ Rick

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