Morning Fog Patrol
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…
That fog worked well in the photo and still let some back light through its wings. Beautiful shots.
Thanks. It was plenty froggy out there this morning and guess what? At one point a penguin came flying in!
That’s exactly what you want in the fog!
He probably headed off to where the eagles wouldn’t steal his catch.
That’s very likely the case. Although most of our eagles have moved on to a cooler climate and will return in the fall.
But, it’s always best to play it safe especially after putting in some tough hours catching lunch.
Very nice photos of the osprey, Phil. Too bad you didn’t catch the penguin. 😀
Glad you liked the osprey photos! Those penguins can be sneaky. This one made one brief appearance then went back to the beach to join his friends. 🙂
Wonderful shots, Phil. 🙂 Hope he found his breakfast elsewhere.
He will most likely have better luck fishing just off the beach where I often see them. Of course when we are on the beach with no camera that’s the time they fly right over my head with a huge fish just plucked from the ocean.
Glad you liked seeing our osprey Sylvia!
You caught him beautifully, Phil! How I love the ospreys!
Ospreys are terrific birds, fun to watch and photograph!
Hope he found a meal over the ocean. I love how he stands out again that fog! (A penguin? How fun!)
Oh I’m sure he found something out over the ocean. The question is whether he will bring it over to his mate to share or keep it for himself.
The “penguin” thing comes from an old joke we have around the marsh where a photographer friend of ours was telling his wife about photographing the pelicans, except the entire time he was calling them penguins.
So now we often refer to the pelicans as penguins. We get some odd looks out there occasionally but we have fun. 🙂
Got it! And that is funny! 🙂
One other thing that happened is we were texting someone to let them know some wood storks were out in the marsh. But auto correct had changed wood storks to wood chucks. So ever since then we might say something like… “we have some wood chucks flying in.” Again, it can get some funny looks. 🙂
Oh don’t I know about that nasty spell check! It seems particularly bad with texting and the predictive feature! Ha ha, so funny! 🙂