Wild Bird Wednesday
Sorry I haven’t been able to visit as much this past week, life’s been a little busy around here.
This was taken ten days ago, when I escaped to the botanical garden where all is right with the world. Or so it seems. A raccoon foraged for food about 3:00 in the afternoon. That seemed a bit early for a nocturnal animal, but considering it was spring, there were probably little ones somewhere waiting to be fed. My camera is still acting up, and I couldn’t get a decent shot of it. Frustrating.
I walked my usual trail, hoping for some birding activity. As I neared the dock where I often see the Great Blue Heron, that’s where my gaze was focused, off to the right of the path. As the path curved left ahead of me, I caught movement in my peripheral vision. Turning my head, what do I see but the Great Blue Heron smack in front of me in the middle of the trail, holding a fish! We were both startled, and since it had wings, it took off for the dock.
Content with what might be a decent photo, I moseyed on my way and hadn’t gone far when I saw what I believe to be the underside of an Osprey close overhead. Sorry, no photo of that one, either. That could explain why the heron sought the cover of the tree canopy, evading others that might want to snatch away his dinner.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday where anyone can join in the fun, or just stop by to see birds from all over the world.