Thursday, February 3, 2011

It is almost that time...

Despite the intense winter storms hitting the United States in recent days, love is in the air. At the very least, several species are seriously involved in procreation.The BALD EAGLES of Blackwater NWR have laid three eggs already... the earliest on record for this pair!GREAT HORNED OWLS have begun hooting it up, laying eggs and nesting as well.Perhaps you've heard these giant beasts hooting around your home early in the morning, or at night?And pretty soon, my dear friend (the local PEREGRINE FALCONS) will begin their yearly ritual. I only hope and pray that they actually FIND the nest box this year. It may get relocated within the next few weeks to better the chances of breeding success. (Wow, that will be a COOOOLD job).But, I look forward to those cool 70 degree mornings when the young falcons attempt their first flights. Hopefully, there will be no need to go back to my old job as a pool lifeguard. ; )And thought I know it is a BIT early (these owls, eagles and falcons have me inspired), I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.

-Dan

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