Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Herons and Ospreys

An early morning boat ride on the Fish River this past weekend before the holiday crowds hit the water was very peaceful.   It was just the hubby and I and the herons and ospreys.   The sea gulls and pelicans were nowhere to be found.   They must have been partying at some beach somewhere.

You can always find a heron on the river and this one  struck a pose amongst the cypress tree “knees”.

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I am certainly not an expert on herons but it appears to me that this might be a momma and daddy heron.    Sure looks like the little momma on the left is standing in a nest at the top of the pine tree.

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Speaking of pine trees, we spotted this osprey on a branch of another tree close by.

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He cocked his head to the side and looked at us probably wondering what we were up to besides scaring off all the fish.  He waited us out and was still there after we motored off.  Must have been a good fishing hole.

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Thanks for coming along on the ride!

Marlee

 

I will be joining these parties this week.

Wild Bird Wednesday

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13 comments:

Martha said...

I love herons and we have a rookery of great blues not far from here. But you always only see on at a time in the pond near the highway. They are neat birds!

Light and Voices said...

Blue herons are interesting to watch for sure. The photo you took it looks the same color as the tree trunk.
JM Illinois

Karen said...

I've never seen a heron up in a tree! Lovely shots of the osprey.

Margaret Adamson said...

great shots and they all look like statues.

Jenny said...

You have beautiful photos. I love the tree roots, water and birds. xo Jenny

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the herons and the Osprey.. Lovely photos.. Have a happy day!

Pete Shanley said...

Osprey are great cockers of heads! You captured this well! Hmm not sure on that grammar ...

Gary Phillips said...

Nice finds!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

jeannettestgermain said...

Had to laugh when I saw your second pic of the tall slender birds on the lookout on the top of a tree! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier:)

Marie said...

I love ospreys and blue herons! great photos!

RobinfromCA said...

The mommy and daddy herons are good lookouts! Sitting up tall and alert to protect their little family!

Pat said...

Nice captures!

Stewart M said...

Never underestimate the patience of nature! Most birds / fish / reptiles etc can out wait us!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne