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.

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