Posted by: atowhee | December 11, 2014


This morning the “Pineapple Express” storm front was driving straight across Emigrant Lake from the south.  Light rain squalls and heavy wind gusts came sporadically across the gumbo mudflats of what some years is the lakebed.  We may be at the very wet end of a severe drought but the lake itself is still a mere fraction of its maximum size.  The only birds I saw up in the wind were a pair of Ravens, and we know how they enjoy a good gale for some air play.  Then around the crest of an oak-covered hill came this pair of courting Bald Eagles. Male up, female in slight lead. 2egl-3 2egl-4 2egl-5 2egl-7 2egl-above 2egl-above2 am pipt A pair of American Pipits were out on the flats.  Among the many dabblers was a lone male Shoveler.  shov

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