Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Brave Couple from Sweden and Bald Eagles at Lake Martin

Peter and Eva

I did a tour for a brave couple from Sweden this week and they thought they were ready for the cold.

But like like many people who come from the north they find out that the humidity, wind and 50' F cold here, is a different kind of cold than what they are accustomed to.

We did observe a lot of green in the swamp in spite of the freezing temps lately.

Like the lesser duckweed below.

Also got out on the levee in the rookery for a walk, 
and looked at the variety of trees in a bottomland hardwood forest,
 and the palm covered ridge in the background,
to see a different side of the swamp as seen below.

The dogs enjoyed a walk...
that's Ruby, my Catahoula  below.

Right as we came into the lake at the end of the tour we came upon a Bald Eagle on a tree top as seen below.

He seemed to do OK, but she was well wrapped and still couldn't take it when we got back to the lake.

So we kept it safe and headed in at about 1 3/4 hours.