Just a few flights from this morning at the marsh pond. A juvenile spoonbill took flight across the water where earlier this osprey plucked out a fish. A great egret also flying low to the water and a bald eagle soaring high above. Lucky for the osprey that he caught his fish prior to the arrival of the eagle because that eagle would more than likely have jumped the osprey to take away it’s fish.
And of course I had to include a shot of our favorite dysfunctional spoonbill Mr. Cranky, who other then one minor tail biting incident managed to mostly behave himself this morning!
Wonderful shots, morning light is by far my favorite.
You are right Jan it is the best.
Such wonderful photography.
Thanks much I appreciate it.
Just another stunning day on your blog. “One minor incident” – I hear the disappointed tone.
Thanks for the kind words and yes it was just a bit disappointing. I got something on it though, maybe I’ll post that tomorrow.
So grateful for these beautiful photos! What graceful birds with such long legs. The eagle is particular stunning, as the detail against the sky is really nice. That last photo is a lovely contrast in colors.
Thank you so much for checking these out and I appreciate your kind words.
I love the way their wings look when they soar. 🙂
They are nice flyers for sure. 🙂
Your shots deserve some distinguish national photography awards, Phil.
Thanks a million for the kind words Amy!
Breathtaking photos of birds in flight. Beautiful! (Do other spoonbills bite tails or is Mr. Cranky really in a class all by himself?!)
I’m very glad you like these Deb. Well… Mr. Cranky is definitely in a class by himself, that bird is just wired differently in a variety of ways. I have never seen another like him. Other birds can snap at one another but this guy is in a whole other world I think. 🙂
Very interesting. The other spoonies must really be astounded by his behavior then!
Just posted up a new series featuring our cranky pink friend. Looks like he is still a little grumpy at times. 🙂
Thank you for looking and commenting and glad you enjoyed them!
I love your flight images. Always gorgeous.
Very nice of you to say, thank you.
Thanks a bunch Paula!
As we are 5 hours behind you, here in the UK, this was a brilliant start to my day – what great pictures! Thank you, Phil!
Thank you Maggie, so glad this started your day off nicely!
That Bald Eagle is the bomb!!!
I’m happy you enjoyed seeing one of our local bald eagles!
I never cease to be amazed by your talent!! 🙂
Well I greatly appreciate your very kind comments! 😀
Awesome shots Phil.
Thanks a million Adrian, appreciate it.
At all these great photos all “flyers” at least appear peaceful and they seem to be saturated. Everything’s fine! 😛
They are all involved in their every day duties which naturally means flying around the area. They are very nice flyers right?! 🙂
speed all crackers
Thanks much for checking them out Scott.
Very impressive group of images, Phil.
I’m happy you enjoyed these Steve.