The birds are back in town

It was a nice day today. Walking around the Como Lake, we saw all sorts of birds coming back from migration. There were loons, coots, mallards, and gulls. The red-winged blackbirds were in full chorus.

One of the coolest things was a mature bald eagle that surprised us overhead. We stopped walking to take a look at it, when all of a sudden its talons came out, and down toward the water it went. When it came up, it had a fish.

Eagles are still an amazing sight. Even though they are easier to spot, their size and the way they soar are always captivating in my book.