Circumstances beyond my control (a husband with a mind of his own) have necessitated the start of a new list: birds seen by boat. Not just any boat, either... THE boat... our boat, apparently.
(Men and their toys!)
An osprey scared from its nest just when I thought I finally had the perfect photo opportunity - a nest at eye level, just outside of the river channel. I love all the found stuff osprey include in their nests. Also interesting is the rope ladder up to the nest... I guess somebody bands these guys.
I have no idea what this bird is. I'd thought it was a tern, but its back is reddish. Help anyone?
A tree full of great egrets, waiting out the tide, I guess. I know these pictures are awful, but I was too scared of having to swim to shore to bring the good lens. (The boat is something of a fixer-upper.)
Storm clouds full of gulls... who cares what kind; they're just gulls!
Conversation following inaugural boat tour of the river:
"So... are you happy with it?"
"Um... I didn't want a boat."
"Yeah, but... are you happy with it?"
"Um... it's a boat."
(I might get to see some good birds though.)
6 days ago