Earlier this year

This picture is of a horned grebe from April of this year at the Chicago Botanical Garden.  I find it amusing that the fish is almost as big as the bird but he did get it down.  Throughout the year they have a variety of species who appear.  It is nice to be able to wonder around a space early in the morning without having to keep on the alert for potential trouble.

Bald Eagle!

The other week I had a great thrill at the Chicago Botanical Garden - I saw a bald eagle!  Now I had seen bald eagles on a trip to Alaska years ago but I had not seen one since.  I do know they do have them along the Mississippi River during the winter but standing outside in the cold is not really my thing.  Here in Chicago in the Summer!