So sorry to be AWOL, I cannot believe it’s been a month since I’ve blogged! As we get closer and closer to our daughter’s wedding (November 10th) as well as other personal things going on in our lives, I’ve found myself having lesser time to take & edit photos or blogging… 😦 I miss it and you too! AND big apologies too for not being able to stay caught up with those of you I follow on your blogs! I will be back!
But know I am trying to keep tabs on the birds and creatures around me with my binoculars or naked eye, if not with my camera. It is amazing how they keep me sane with all the stress that is going on. When I am around home during daylight, I and our community are very lucky to still get to enjoy our gorgeous visiting Great Blue Heron who spends daily time around our osprey nest platform. He’s still a bit skiddish of us humans but has definitely become quite use to anyone venturing past him along the walk-way….as long as you don’t leave it and head directly at him. I find him many mornings well before daybreak standing on our osprey platform, so he’s definitely taken possession of that spot at that time as his territory. And what a great spot he has to view the sunrise! What a lucky dog….. or bird, I should say! 🙂
A few photos of him follow. He is always so photogenic with his funny poses!
In addition to the Canada geese dotting our skies as they pass by in their migration south, the cormorants have been appearing along our berm for feedings along the bottom.
I didn’t witness very many Great Egrets in our area this summer, but captured this one as he took off.
Although our osprey have long departed, I’ve seen a few transient osprey from the north come through our area for some fishing and rest as they make their way south. Yesterday when ramping off the main highway, one was perched on one of the Kent Narrows Rt 50 bridge lights enjoying a rather large fish while traffic whizzed by below him. I tried to position myself for a photo but just couldn’t get close enough safely. Darn! He was a beauty!!
Finally a few photos not bird-related. But I thought nice!
And finally, another reason I’ve been so busy. 🙂 My sweatheart and the apple of my eye, our grandson, Benjamin. I try to see him as much as I can, at least one full day a week. This next photo was taken during a long weekend he stayed with us. He loves being by the water pulling his wagon or sitting along the berm watching the mallard ducks as they come to us hoping for some food. We laugh and have a great time together!
I’m not sure when I can blog again, my schedule is so full with the final preparations of the wedding. I hope to at least blog one or two more times before the ‘big day’. It is quiet with our bird activity for now, but very soon the migratories will be coming in by the hundreds, and my photographing will kick up a bit with all the excitement.
Thank you for sticking by and keeping up with me, I appreciate each one of you! Take care and make each day a wonderful day!