Tag Archives: Intra-Coastal Waterway

~A little privacy please!~


they perform a beautiful dance

to preserve their species for all to see

they sit as sentinels high in the trees 

and hunt for food out of the sea


I captured these photos while on our boat ride Saturday.

These are not sharp photos, but I show them to you so you can see a pair of Osprey doing what is necessary to preserve their species.  

"Thinking about it"
“Thinking about it”
"I'am coming to see you"
“I’am coming to see you”
In a hurry!
He appears to be in a hurry!
Like a beautiful dance!
A beautiful dance is performed!
Joy with success!
"I'll be back"
“I’ll be back”
She stayed in this position for several seconds. Why?
She appears grateful!
She stayed in this position for several seconds. Why?
"My job is complete"
“My job is complete”


This is a different Osprey pair from my previous post. This pair was further away and higher up.

Aren’t they beautiful?

~What’s for lunch?~


He listens as I snap photos



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



Watching us closely.



Beautiful profile of this male Osprey.


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.


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}