|Carp left, smallmouth right|
On my little trickle, I'll see three or four species of suckers on any given trip, as well as carp, smallmouth bass, rock bass, sunfish and bluegills, shiners and the occasional largemouth. And so, because the day was not over, I paid her a visit.
I saw a bald eagle fly over not long before dark. A small bird, a blackbird of some type, was chasing it. When I got home, I told my wife about the eagle, but I never mentioned the blackbird. Only later did it occur to me that, while it's common for small birds to mob large raptors, it's still no less remarkable. I mean, if you saw a bear running through the woods being chased by a toddler, would you return home and say "Guess what, Honey. I saw a bear. Running through the woods. Neat, eh?"