Saturday was a wet and chilly day but I charged my camera batteries in readiness as at noon there was a scheduled eagle release near me. It would still go ahead as long as the rain wasn't too heavy so I wrapped up and grabbed a golf umbrella as I walked out of the door.
There's a great video on their Facebook page of the eagle testing out his wings
I shall look out for him in the future as I drive up and down this road to and from work.There's an older bald eagle that also lives in this area and Heather said it could be likely this one was an offspring.
I was glad to jump back into the car, The whole event had barely taken 15 minutes but I was feeling quite damp and needed to wipe my camera down too. But only a few minutes after leaving I was out of the car again when I spotted a huge clump of fungi growing at the base of a tree by the road.
Driving up the hill to meadow House I passed a gang of turkeys grazing on the hill. They had a quick peek at me as I rolled my window down for a better look and then waddled out of sight. And I was happy to get home where two warm fluff balls were waiting for a lap to sit on while I nursed a big mug of tea. I would be staying home for the rest of this day, leaving the sodden exterior to turkeys and eagles and all the other wildlife,