An Osprey on Sunday

We’ve seen this osprey before.  Several times.  But it has always been foggy, drippy, or otherwise poor photo weather.  It fishes this stretch of the Elk River as it reaches the bay.  Well, today we got lucky.  The black and white hawk caught a fish, then devoured it on the weathered pilings of an old bridge while…

A Good Day for Egrets

On most days, when we walk along the bay shore, we see an egret or two.  And most often it is a large impressive common egret. The smaller snowy egret seems to prefer north bay waters and is less often seen near south bay shores.  But sometimes we get lucky. Today, one plucky little guy with the dark…

Meadowlark Sighting

Spring is here and so is the meadowlark. On our walk, we sighted a pair of meadowlarks sitting on the fence which surrounds the Firefighters’ Training Center.  Before I could turn on my camera, one flew away.  But the other sat there, posed for photos and happily serenaded us with song. We sighted the red shouldered…

Hawk Nest with Bay View

  On Sunday, March 8, 2015, as we walked along the waterfront trail, we were suddenly jerked out of our musings by wild hawk screechings. Pursued by two crows, a hawk buzzed past us and flew in a zig-zag pattern up the beach. Such a commotion! And what a reminder that we should broaden our…