First Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Today was mostly scoping things out. My first foray was to find the eagles’ nest, which I did. I also saw the look-out eagle, perched atop a dead tree. The rangers tell me there’s one egg (I’ll confirm this and ask how they know). Then he flew and circled around before taking off for what I assume was the hunt. Of course, I didn’t have the long lens with me. After that, I drove to the other end of the park to locate the beaver marsh and the heron rookery. No beaver, but I got some good shots of a pair of nesting swans. There were also lots of herons, as you can see in the accompanying photographs. Unfortunately, they roost in a marsh next to _p3a1455a busy road. They are still reinforcing their nests; they should be laying eggs, soon. I also took a number of other shots with my short lens.

Tomorrow will be overcast; I’ll go back for eagles, then to the Ledge untitled-1476Trail and its overlook to shoot some B+W landscapes. Wednesday promises a lot of rain so I’ll have to figure that one out.

-From the river of fire

Author: Stephen Fielding Images

I'm a retired medical sociologist from the University of Rochester. My publishing experience includes a wide variety of academic articles and a book, "The Practice of Uncertainty" (1999). The mission of my blog is to provide accounts of the natural environment, including photos, in order to raise awareness of its fragility and the impact of climate change. Climate change is the greatest challenge currently faced by humanity. I occasionally write about the impact of climate change using the principles of social scientific writing. To do this I read reputable books and articles on the topic. So when I make statements about climate change you will see a link taking you to the scientific source(s) of the information I provide. As for my independently published photobooks, each has gone through several layers of editing and peer review for both readability and accuracy. This is not to say that everything I say is accurate. Even the New York Times makes mistakes. So, if you find something that is factually incorrect, let me know. I hope you find reading my blog a positive experience. If you do, please encourage your family and friends to have a look. Best wishes, -Steve

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