On the way home I lolligagged a little to see if I could pass through Aitkin closer to sunset in the hopes of finding more owls. I passed a strange scene, an eagle nest above some fishing cabins:
There's a young eagle on the right of the nest and an interesting shiny object. Any idea what it might be?
It's a tv antenna (obviously they are trying to get KARE 11 so they can watch my segments--okay, that joke even made me want to gag and yet I couldn't resist it). I think one of the birds tried to add it to the nest but it got caught in the tree. On the upside, I think they can get some great reception with it.
You can't see the head at this angle, but there was an adult bird sitting in the nest. It kept giving a whining call to the younger bird sitting on the branch. I wonder if the younger eagle was raised in the nest two or three years ago and the adult is scream, "Get outta here, do something with your life. Get a job!" I got a little closer and digi scoped the young eagle's photo:
"I am a lonely asparagus."
My lolligagging paid off, on the way home in the evening I found two porcupines and four great gray owls. Here's one:
Owls here this late are a sure sign that they are nesting. I think our record year is still going to continue.