After Diving for a Fish 2
An Osprey coming up out of the water after diving for fish. It did not catch the fish.
A Great Egret dips into the muddy water of a shallow pond for food.
Up and Away
Flock of Canadian Geese take off.
The Fish Hawk
An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) comes up out of the water after catching a fish. Photographed in the spring of 2017.
Portrait of a Snowy Egret feeding in a salt marsh.
Great Egret Portrait 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Two Mute Swans In Flight (Wings Down)
I was standing on top of a tall sand dune overlooking a nature preserve. I saw these two Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) off in the distance heading straight for me and the open ocean. Nothing like being in the right place at the right time.
Canada Geese Family One
This is one of two new Canada Geese families I found at the salt marsh today. Parents usually lead their goslings in a line with one adult in front and the other at the rear.
Canada Goose Takeoff
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).
A Mallard duck stands in the backwater of salt marsh.
Female Red-winged Blackbird just landed on a Common Reed in a salt marsh. The reed is swinging back and forth like a pendulum. The bird appears to spread its wings for balance as the reed stabilizes.
Sparrow on a Rock
Savannah Sparrow perches on a rock overlooking the ocean.
I spotted these 3 Common Terns standing on a mudflat. They were motionless, in a straight line, equidistant from one another and all looking in the same direction. It was great natural symmetry.
Six Brants fly along the shoreline.
Sanderling feeding on the beach.
Tiny Plover lost its footing and slid down the rock although it does look like the Plovers are taking turns sliding down the rock.
Northern Mockingbird on Branch
Northern Mockinbgbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Northern Mockingbird on Red Berry Bush
Osprey Catches Fish
After catching a fish, an Osprey heads back to its nest.
Straight as an Arrow
Five Canada Geese maintain a level flying formation as they land in a salt marsh.
Snowy Egret At The Salt Marsh
A Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) wades through a salt marsh looking for small fish.
This Osprey had just made a dive into the water for a fish. It is making a low 180 degree turn after coming up out of the water.