22 Feb 12
The official start of Spring is about a month away, but we are already seeing signs of it here at Lake Barkley. Daffodils have been blooming for a few weeks now and I even spotted a Spring Beauty blooming on the park yesterday. The White Pelicans have returned in large numbers and have been seen on a regular basis feeding on Little River in front of the lodge. Window's On The Water Restaurant is a great place to view them (and get a great bite to eat), but don't wait too long because the pelicans will be leaving the area in the next few weeks to return to their nesting grounds further north. Bald Eagles have been nest building and some have already laid eggs, not sure if the Lake Barkley nesting pair will return to the same nest this year, but I will keep you updated as the season progresses. The first of the season Osprey was spotted at Lake Barkley Dam, and a Pine Warbler was heard in nearby Land Between The Lakes.