I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
This morning it was grey, overcast, and foggy over at the marsh. Along with the usual assortment of egrets, herons, and wood storks, we also had this osprey circling above the water as it hunted for breakfast.
Ospreys are generally quite skilled at fishing but I never did see this one grab a fresh meal. The last I saw of him he was heading off toward the beach to try his luck in the ocean…
Here are a few flight shots from the last couple of days.
We have a tricolored heron, night heron, white ibis, and of course, “Radar”!
Or in this case…hacking up a crab. :-)
Earlier this weekend I was watching a white ibis fishing in the salt marsh during low tide. At one point the ibis bent down, opened his mouth up wide, and at first I didn’t know what he was doing. When I saw something pop out into his mouth, I quickly realized he had just hacked up a small crab that must have been stuck in his throat.
The ibis then dipped the crab into the water apparently to get it lubricated for smooth trip back down the hatch where it stayed down nicely this time!