Monday, August 20, 2012
At Home on the Marsh
The young osprey have quickly taken command of their environment, so much so that I have to study them carefully to determine whether I am looking at an adult or young bird. This is one of the three chicks who was practicing diving for fish, talon cleaning and harassing other birds. Like a teenager annoying someone simply because they can, it was flying too close to a great blue heron as well as a cormorant, which neither of them appreciated. I like this intimate view which kind of gives you their perspective on their world.