Herons, and Eagles, and Osprey Oh My
I mentioned in my last post, that we saw a blue heron nest with a little one. We went back the next evening, and discovered it was a blue heron rookery. I was so excited, this was a first for me. The nests are waaayyyy high in the pine trees, but there are several of them.
The shooting was hard through branches, and what not. But still, it was great.
This nest had 4 chicks. That seems like a lot to me, but maybe that’s normal.
Ever watchful parent.
How on earth this huge bird can perch in the tippy, top of this pine tree is beyond me.
That same evening we saw this guy. I love how he was all fluffed up.
A little grooming was in order too.
Earlier that day I had gone walking on the river. There are a couple of young bald eagles hanging out near by, but they are usually impossible to get photos of in the trees. This guy decided he would treat me to a great view though. He sat there for a while, looking at the river, or me, or who knows what.
Then he took off.
I was not quite prepared for his take off though, and sadly didn’t get all of him in the frame.
Off he went down the river.
Last year one of the osprey nests I watched, had a great view down into the nest. It was late July then, and the chicks were pretty big. I went to check out the nest again, to see if there were chicks. Like I said, we are more than a month earlier than last year, so the chicks must still be pretty little. It was obvious there was some here, but I didn’t get a glimpse.
I watched one of the parents, leave, and then fly back to the nest. I was hoping for some fishing, but that didn’t happen.
All these birds are giving me good practice for my birds in flight photography. They are so amazing to watch too.