Swimming Lesson

Short Story: Saw a gold banded, MWR7, bald eagle catch a very big fish. The eagle went into the water trying to hold onto the fish. Turns out, the bald eagle is a success story from the 1980s. He was raised by captive parents, trained by a falconer to fly and hunt on his own, and then released as a first year in 2005. His grandparents were some of the first to be a part of the Massachusetts bald eagle recovery efforts.

The Snatch
Wowzer!!
OOPS!!
Swim to shore?
Or…
… fly out
Stayin’ Alive
There are more fish in that river.

Looks Like Audubon #2

Here are a few more photos.  Yes, some have been altered to better reflect an Audubon print.

Peregrine season is in full swing.

Peregrine season is in full swing.

Peck a little, talk a little...

Peck a little, talk a little…

California Chillin'

California Chillin’

As long as I am talking about pelicans - Pismo Beach a few years ago

As long as I am talking about pelicans – Pismo Beach a few years ago

Crow on cedar

Crow on cedar

Yes, I know about cowbirds.  They are total cheats.

Yes, I know about cowbirds. They are total cheats.

Patty's bird

Patty’s bird

Jamaica Bay

I can’t resist this place.  Please forgive my indulgence in honoring a very old monarch butterfly as she lays her last eggs.  Her quest took her from Angangueo, Mexico to New York City, a trip of more than 2,645 miles!!  Try doing that when you are old.

Monarch Butterfly at Jamaica Bay, New York

Monarch

A mother's love, just a bit early for Mother's Day

Goslings

And the Piece de Resistance, yellow crowned night heron at Big John's Pond

Yellow crowned night heron

Yup, there s/he is

Wren keeping house at the visitor's center

Gray catbird