The great blue herons are putting on their breeding plumage.
They glow against the dark rocks of the riprap.
Yesterday we had one Osprey at the Jordan Lake Dam. Today we have two.
Yesterday the osprey was a male and today the flier is a female.
I heard the osprey calling before I saw her.
What a beautiful necklace she is wearing!
Doing a little catching up with some birds from the last couple of days.
I have put the great blue heron first because I think he is asking just why is his lake full of trash.
He can understand in his way the tree trunks and limbs and vines but the trash just bewilders him.
If you zoom in you can all kinds of human debris in the water. This is at the foot of the Jordan Lake Dam Tower.
The beautiful adult female bald eagle is searching among the debris for a fish to capture.
The 3-year-old eagle has caught a fish in amongst all the debris and trash.
I was startled that I caught so much of the reflection, at the distance I was shooting.
Oh, my a chimney swift! There were about a dozen of the birds out chasing flying insects.
A life list first for me today.
Jordan Lake Update 09/18/2018
While we wait for the waters all around us to go back home and Jordan Lake to reopen,
I thought I would spend some time posting Jordan Lake raptors and birds of all sorts
and interesting odds and ends that caught my fancy
but got put aside because of the bald eagle nest reporting.
This American crow, the day after Labor Day, flew over my head to a nearby tree.
He was proudly carrying about a third of a donut.
The limb was slippery and the crow tottered on his landing.
I bet you know where his prized donut went!
A crow below him, on the ground, quickly stole the bit of sweetness and headed around the bend.