~What’s for lunch?~

Osprey
Osprey

He listens as I snap photos

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This is how I saw him as we first approached; easing the boat ever closer.

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Watching us closely.

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Beautiful profile of this male Osprey.

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On Saturday, we took a boat ride in brother-in-laws boat, heading north toward the Port St Lucie Inlet from Hobe Sound, Florida. As we traversed among the Mangroves, growing along the intra-coastal waterway, I was lucky to capture numerous Osprey sitting like “kings of the sea” high in the tree tops.

The photo below is the mate to the one above as she sat on their nest. I sure hope she was not tangled in the green fishing net, which appears to be part of the nest.

I took her photo on our way up the channel and she was still sitting there, on our way back down the channel.   As we approached them a couple of hours later, her mate was enjoying his lunch and I wonder if he shared any with her.

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I have a few photos of another Osprey pair mating, which I will post tomorrow. The photos of this pair are not as clear as these, but are interesting because they depict the behavior of a mating pair.

AND, a few photos of Bob (BIL) and Howard, in the cold waters of the intra-coastal waterway, trying to float our boat back into deeper water.

We managed to travel out of the main channel and got stuck on a sand bar. It was quite the jolt, let me tell you!

Of course I snapped a few photos, of their struggle, while sitting dry from inside the boat. {Grins}

7 thoughts on “~What’s for lunch?~”

  1. I love the first photo….he is sure trying to figure out the new sound of your camera. What a beauty! Sorry you got stuck, and glad you stayed dry!

    1. Marshall, thank you so much for your kind words. It was being at the right place at the right time.
      Lunch time – LOL!! 🙂
      I hope you are enjoying your days!!

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