Can you believe these two?
One balancing on a log, the other with his butt in the air. Silly turtles!
These pictures were taken by Tami last week, when the temps were so much warmer than the past few days. She’d happened upon a small sunny cove, protected from the wind. As she paddled in, she heard several PLOPS, in a row. So she sat silently.
Sure enough, one by one, the painted turtles crawled back onto the bankings, and the logs.
When an eagle flew overhead, they fell back into the water, and the whole thing started all over again.
Well, except for the guy on the log. He couldn’t get himself off of there fast enough!
And speaking of eagles. Tami couldn’t resist snapping a few more pics of the nest from the back side of the island this time.
She plans to check the nest tomorrow. Perhaps we’ll find out how many babies are actually in there . . .