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.
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.