As Our Fall Season Changes

This past week we have begun to feel the early morning and early evening cooler crispness in the air.  The trees have been performing their fall fashion showcase.  A continuation of incoming and passing-through migrating birds are in the air.  In the distance, you can hear their distinct calls as the area continues to change with the season.

(In the above photo, front tree line to the far left, can you see the bald eagle perched in the tree top?  He’s tiny in the photo but there!)

Blake the Blue Heron still visits but I’ve seen him more now over at the point.  When he took flight two different times, he turned west and went towards Kent Island instead of coming my way to the osprey nest.

But we are having more regular visits to the nest by different gulls.

One gull caught a small crab and pecked & devoured him on the walking path off to the left of our osprey nest.

And, course, we have the cormorants and mallards.  It seems to be ‘their’ area for now, until our wintering species arrive and settle in.

These fellas were sunning on a neighbor’s kayak moored in the cove, a continuous favorite perch for them….and unfortunately a mess for our neighbor!

With the recent cooler temperature changes, it gave way for another beautiful calm sunrise this week over CBEC.

The next day another clear morning sunrise gave way late-morning to a fog cloud that rolled directly at Oyster Cove from the southeast.  Fog is normal in the spring and fall along the water, but this huge low fog cloud was amazing to watch as it came slowly towards and then engulfed us for almost three hours before burning off early afternoon.

Sunsets have been awesome this week as well.  I especially liked the next one when I captured a gull flying through my shot.

This afternoon we had two wind surfers enjoying the windy conditions just beyond our nest.  They were really cruising across the water, racing towards and zipping right by each other.  It definitely doesn’t look easy!

And tonight’s sunset was another beautiful one!

It is truly amazing the different colors a sunset can produce each day.

5 thoughts on “As Our Fall Season Changes

  1. Awesome pictures Donna! You are our link to our OC home as we winter in Florida. Thanks for those beautiful photos!

  2. Thanks so much for continuing to monitor our marshy areas Donna. We saw one leg from that poor little crab on the walking path yesterday. Your photos are amazing. Have you ever considered entering shows like at the Kent Island Federation of Arts?

    • You’re welcome Georgette! I did enter three photos in this year’s photography show at KIFA for the first time…..alas, no winners for me. Tough competition and what beautiful entries in this year’s show! I’ll have to try again next year. 🙂

  3. Good Morning Donna,

    And because you had your coffee while visiting the Clinton River Trail and left me a lovely comment, I am having MY coffee visiting your gorgeous blog. What fun to find a likeminded, nature loving soul.

    Margie

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