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I was raised around the Rivers in this neck of the woods. Our family farm homestead was near the mighty Wind River which flowed and brought nourishment to both man and beast. We could trace the flow from this river high in the mountains down to the farm lands where we lived.
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So living around a river is not new to me. For some, the river is dangerous and a little scary. There is runoff of high water in the spring, ice clogs in the winter, and in the summer through fall the levels vary. But year around it is home to critters, trees, wildlife, fish, humans, and birds. In all this, the vital sustenance, of this river keeps all alive.
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Not too long ago as I was not far from my house, which is about a stones throw away from the river; maybe a little more. There I came across some wild life spending time in the water. We regularly have Canadian Geese, all kinds of Ducks, Deer wandering around, and wild turkeys which come by once in a while. Add this to the occasional Skunk passing by, life can be interesting. On this day I had my camera which takes video and pretty good pictures. As I stopped by the river with my wife alongside, it was called to my attention the Eagle in the River. My Wife said “look at that Bald Eagle”! There in the middle of the stream was a Bald Eagle surveying the river. We postulated he was watching quietly for food. As we watched him watch the river, the beauty of this bird took us and I knew I had to get a picture and a video. After I finished the video with the Bald Eagle flying away I put it down and knew that in life, these moments are good. How many can really say that. In spite of all that goes on in the world, there is beauty and a calm innocence which you can find. We found a moment of this along the river that day.
It was not too long after this I took my trained [to hunt and stir the wild life up] Dog with me across the river. As we crossed the Platte River I saw two Antelope watching us. I had my camera and took their picture. We had surely interrupted their breakfast. Needless to say, they simply went on grazing. They knew we were not a threat. Yet another day on the River called the Platte. At one time the Army had an outpost here and the Fort can still be seen near here. It is has a museum with it today. History pervades this country. Plus, in spite of those perilous times in which we live, the facts don’t change. This is a great country to live in and to survive.
The Video produced by the WIBR/WARN media is below. It is a short five minutes or so, hope you enjoy this glimpse of life on the river. On a cool day in the year 2013, in the first quarter of the year, I took to the river and filmed my friends at play. Here is the short film which brings a short moment in the life of those friends who live and play around the historical Platte river.
The Central focus is a Wyoming Bald Eagle looking for food in the middle of the river. While this stream has large trout among other fish in it, the Eagle on this day looked it over, then it…Well watch the movie and find out!
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Shalom, Till next time,
The Platte River Bald Eagle by Dana G Smith, features a moment in time on the river. There is a five minute video to go with this post, produced by WIBR/Warn Media. all rights reserved, 2013
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