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Nests

Finally got to see a bald eagle nest. A mature and juvenile where hanging out nearby. They each gave me the eye when I got a little too close.
Next we begin our journey cross country to Portland, OR, where we will build a new nest.

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Fox and Eagle

Dream: As I was waking up flash on a scene of a bright red fox in a grassy clearing, looking at me.
It’s been a while since I have had a visit from fox.

Later in the morning bald eagle showed up on the dreamscape.
If you ever want to see bald eagles, come to Iowa City.

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Dream: Sitting on the ground outside, but not in nature. Coco is walking around sniffing, there is also a young deer there. She looks like a small version of a doe, or a fawn with adult coloring. She sits in my lap and I pet her and notice the color of her fur and its texture and how different it is from coco’s. The fur is coarser and a little longer than his. It feels very special to interact with the deer, although I am not that aware of it at the time. Later I am inside at an apartment that is basically my grandmother’s flat, but I have 3 roommates and it is decorated like we would, not antiques, etc. The deer and I make out in the back room. This consists of sitting, the deer facing me, she puts her front hooves delicately on my shoulders and makes little bites on my neck which are pretty exciting. We make out for a while and then I have to break things up. I do have a boyfriend after all. I start shooing the deer towards the door. Earlier the deer had been as a female, but at the door appears as a man with a small pot belly and long black hair in a low pony tail–possibly Native American. I go to the bathroom, it’s right across from the front door. I come out and he is holding a box of stuff to take with him. This includes Kevin’s penis-like cactus plant. While I had told him he could take a plant, this is going to far. I tell him this and start to take the cactus back. Alas the new growth/arm breaks off. I hand him the broken off part and take back the main plant, telling him to put it in water, wait for roots and then plant it in a couple months. I wonder briefly if a deer can do all that, but then I guess he’s been doing pretty well thus far. The deer/man is still standing by the door, talking with me and my male roommate. At this point it is fairly obvious that the deer is stalling for time, not wanting to leave. I shoo him out, reminding him of Kevin.
I then go back in to the main part of the house. I sit for a time on the sofa next to the guy making food on the trunk cum coffee table. There is copious food being made all over the house. I then go into the kitchen to help put things away. A female roommate is there, cooking really fancy looking stuff. I open a drawer to put away a dishcloth, there is a picture of the deer and I making out. I close the drawer, but she sees the picture. She says: “that looks like fun”. I smile and say “yes it was.”

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Mystery Red-Bill Ducks



Anyone know these ducks? Can’t find them anywhere. Rare frequenters of the Iowa River as far as I know.

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Bald Eagle Pics

Went out to shoot bald eagles today on the Iowa River. Ended up seeing about a dozen over a half hour or so. Was very excited. Here are some of the pics I liked:


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One type of swallow: I was wondering why they kept going up to these walls. Now that I see the pic with all the bugs it makes total sense. These are the shorter tail swallow that were plentiful all day long. Of course I totally love swallows and was just delighted to see them. But also I was happy to see them, because they eat up all those potentially dangerous mosquitoes.
Pretty blurry, but I love this pic of the long tail swallows that were also very prevalent there.
I’ve never really gotten to see a swallow take a break. They are the birds that fly the longest distances out to sea, etc. If they are taking a break, they have usually are flying into their little nests. But, here at the Anandi Ma ashram, many take a break.

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Some shots of the birdies at my favorite new spot. Click on the pics to see the larger versions.


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