Birds of a Feather

 A few bird sightings while boating over the weekend. . .

 

  Herons are very patient fishermen :-) Read more about Blue Herons Here.

 

This island on the lake is restricted for nesting April thru August– there are over 100 nesting Blue Herons during this time.

 We only spotted a couple in the tree tops while boating this past weekend. The trees will be full of them in another month or so. I’ve always thought Blue Herons look a little Dr. Suess-esque. . .

 

 Here’s an Osprey nesting on a Shoal marker~they tend to nest on man-made structures.

  More about Osprey Here.

And a pair nesting on a duck blind. . .

 

 I’m linking to A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.

And Watery Wednesday–prepare to get your eyes wet!

  16 comments for “Birds of a Feather

  1. April 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Such great photos of the different bird around the water. I took a photo of a great blue heron standing in our pond yesterday and will post it later.

  2. April 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Gorgeous shots!!

  3. April 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Enjoyed your post! Coincidentally, I took some photos of a blue heron today at my beach house. Unfortunately, my photography skills aren’t as good as yours! These are beautiful shots!

  4. April 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Wow! These are great pic’s! What a lovely place.

    Thanks.: )

  5. April 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    These are fabulous!

  6. April 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Great captures.

  7. April 6, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    so many great shots!

  8. April 7, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Love your pictures of the Blue Heron and the Osprey! I searched for a Blue Heron last week and couldn’t find one…I settled for my friend, the egret! Isn’t it fun to watch the birds?

  9. April 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

    fun and wonderful photos.

  10. April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

    That 2nd picture of the heron is outstanding!!!!

    Here is my Watery Photo, hope to see you stop by to view. It’s always great to have you visiting.

  11. April 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Those wading birds always look like they are going to topple those trees! Great photos and I learned about another meme: Southern Daydreamer. Also learned of another NC blog (yours)!

    Jan
    GDP

  12. April 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Terrific captures, such beautiful birds! The Blue Herons looked a little Dr. Suess-esque to me, too! Have a great day!! Thanks for your visit/comment! Always appreciated!

    Sylvia

  13. Carolyn
    April 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Thank God someone cared enough to set aside an area for these grand birds to nest and thrive. So many species of birds and animals are forced out of natural habitats by development. Thanks for sharing these remarkable photos proving that nature is still thriving in some parts of NC. The Blue Heron is a beautiful, graceful and in it’s own way, a bit fragile bird.

  14. April 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Great shots of the herons and osprey. I think it is great that there is an area restricted for nesting.

    ~ Tracy

  15. April 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Wow… such fantastic shots! Impressive everyone.

    If you get a change to join us on Friday~~Finding Beauty I would love for you to share your Beauty! Its lovely.

    If you get a chance would love for you to stop by and say hi.

    TTFN Claudia ♥ ♥

  16. Jan
    April 8, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for the beautiful pics. We see a few osprey ‘nest’s on the coast around here too.

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