Early (and often) spring rains make for a muddy Mark Twain Lake due to the water runoff. The water typically settles by the end of June.
Always fun to visit the newly renovated Union Covered Bridge in Paris, MO.
A pelican gathering on the island across from the Florida Winery.
While we wait for summer, we spend time on the lake eagle watching. The most active area we found this year is a cove near Spalding Beach.
Winter is a great time to explore the wildlife around the Mark Twain Lake area.
Be sure to explore every nook and cranny of the lake to find your favorite coves.
The eagles were very active this weekend. The babies in the nest were very large, but still had black heads. They were spreading their wings looking like they were getting ready to leave the nest. Beautiful, majestic birds. Can’t get enough pictures of them, but will have to wait until next year now.
The are at least five eagles nests around the lake that you can really only see early in the year before the leaves fill in. Nothing more enjoyable than watching the eagles protect and care for their young.
A cool 53 degrees out on the lake, but a beautiful day!