Friday, August 24, 2012
Before the osprey chicks were flying, the parents wouldn't allow birds of any stripe to congregate close to the nest. These two great blue herons (there is one at the bottom of the image that I didn't quite get fully in the frame) were minding their own business in a nearby tree. Momma osprey didn't like it and buzzed them and they got to calling her names.
Unfortunately, the image is a little unsharp but I wanted you to be able to see the great blue herons reactions, so despite its shortcomings, I'm posting it anyway. I also made it a little larger so you could look at it closer.