Eagles, Color Changes and a Meteor Strike at the Lake

Things are getting a bit drab around here but our eagles still seem to be hanging out. Fishing is good now and there isn’t much competition from people in boats.

One of the questions often asked about the eagles is which is the male and which is the female. Female eagles are generally about 50% larger than the males and it shows in this picture quite well. Female on the left and male on the right. There are other ways to tell but those are harder at a distance. Size is hard to deal with if you only see one, however.

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One of the striking changes is in the color between the beginning of Fall and the end. The Pepperidge trees (also called Tupelo or Black Gum) often are some of the earliest to change color in the Fall and when they finally lose their leaves, their trunks and branches can be seen in gray. These trees are at the sand bar on Stamp Act and when they have their leaves on, it is hard to see the branches. The branches are pretty unique.

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Finally, it seems as if a meteor landed at the lake near the Sister Islands. Nothing else can really describe what was seen on the 21st. Well, it may not have come from the sky, probably wouldn’t be quite as spherical if it has fallen far…….IMG_6149

Have a good Thanksgiving.

2 Comments

  1. Rich

    Hi, Martha,

    I understand your nostalgia — some of the old pictures were striking and capture the lake and its community in a way that has passed. Unfortunately, the images are gone. They had to be left behind when the LWA changed web site hosts a year or so ago. Images take up a huge amount of storage space on a computer, and that volume of material can make it difficult to back up a site as well as move it. We’ll just have to hang on to our memories!

    Rich Masse

  2. lakelady

    Hi Peter
    I’m thankful for your Thanksgiving post!
    Is there any way to get into the old LWA website? It would be great to look at those galleries this winter- just for old time’s sake.
    Wishing you and your family happy holidays.
    Martha Hayes Cleaves, Triggs

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