Tag Archives: Osprey

~Dressed in Summer Colors

showing off my summer colors

I walk these fields

for all the travelers to see

wyoming is the place to be

Sandhill Crane

This is the first Sandhill Crane I have seen in their summer plumage.

 

Song Sparrow

Every morning we have been serenaded by a very experienced vocalist. 

 

An elusive Cedar Waxwing

 

It’s nice to see so many nesting Osprey.

 

Violet Green Sparrow

Swallows are everywhere, lots of bugs to catch. They are also hard to photograph.

 

What a strange place to see this bird. It sits on the fence next to our RV. I am not sure what it is, but I think it might be a Short-billed Dowitcher.

 

Until next time – Happy Birding!

 

~If you love to…

If you love to walk, geo-cache, hike, swim, canoe, camp, bike, view a gorgeous sunset, take photos, horseback ride, or bird watch, then a visit to Jonathan Dickinson State Park should be on your agenda.

The other day while walking along the banks of the Loxahatchee River we heard music; finally figured out it was coming from one of the many pavilions the park has. A man was playing his fiddle and he was really good. We sat on a park bench and listened to him play for a little while.

Another day there were a group of people with their easels, painting beautiful images on canvas. So just not the typical activities within the park, but some unique ones as well.

Located in south Florida, north of West Palm Beach, it is a great place to spend a couple of weeks. Howard and I have camped at this Florida state park during the winter for many years and we truly enjoy each visit.

To see some photos of the park and investigate what other activities Jonathan has to offer, go to the link below.

Jonathan

Here are a few more photos…

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One of many small ponds in the park.
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Dock

The dock area, located on the Loxahatchee River, where you can swim, launch/rent a kayak, paddle board and canoe or take a tour of the river with a professional guide. During your river experience you will see gorgeous scenery, historical landmarks, alligators, manatees, herons, osprey, bald eagles and other wildlife.

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Guided Tour Boat
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Loxahatchee River

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Broad walk along the river

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A charming swimming hole

Birding opportunities are plentiful…

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Above a posing Northern Mockingbird

 

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Great Blue Heron

 

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A beautiful sentinel

 

No sunset photo this evening, it is raining. Until next time!

 

 

~Osprey Pair

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, Florida

After many days of rain and overcast skies, it felt wonderful to experience the sun on our faces this morning. On our walk, we came upon this Osprey pair.

The male was¬†flying around, letting us know he wasn’t happy with¬†us intruding in his domain, one outcry we have never heard before. His cry was LOUD and truly shocking. After several passes over our heads, he finally landed near his mate.

The female, when we first neared their tree was sitting out on a branch, she then decided to fly into the nest.

Both kept an eye on us the whole time while I was taking photos.

We didn’t stay on the hiking path near the nest long. It was warming up quickly and the doggies were ready to turn around. Plus we didn’t want to upset this beautiful pair.

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Through the Pines. I wasn’t able to capture a quality photo of him in flight.

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Fly by, artsy version

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Both back by the nest

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A pretty big nest!

Next: A gorgeous pair of Sandhill Cranes

~Osprey and a nest invader?~

what creature

upset my future

by inhabiting this nest

I did my best

in building my home

¬†it’s not on loan

you don’t belong

undo this wrong

Could it be an Owl?
Could it be an Owl? Perhaps a Great Horned Owl!

A Big One
A Big One

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A Nice Landing

Until next time….

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Fly Silently and Carry a Big Stick

 

Sharing with Eileen at Viewing Nature with Eileen for Saturday’s Critters

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/2015/02/saturdays-critters-60.html

 

~Osprey~

Soaring, among the clouds,

riding, wind currants higher and higher,

circling, looking for prey,

gliding, enjoying the hunt,

diving, for the kill.

Soaring
Soaring

Photo taken at The Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida

 

Lunch time
Lunch time

"Why are you watching me eat my lunch?"
“Why are you watching me eat my lunch?”

"I'am not sharing!"
“I’am not sharing!”

Photos taken near Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida

 

Nice catch!
Nice catch!

Photo taken Fort De Soto County Park in Tierra Verde, Florida

 

Sharing with Michelle at Nature’s Notes

http://ramblingwoods.com/2015/01/12/nature-notes-294will-my-grandson-ever-be-able-to-help-me-raise-monarch-butterflies/