Saturday, January 14, 2012

For the Birds

Today was for the birds...

...and a great adventure for me. I drove aimlessly this morning on a quest of exploration and stumbled across Honeymoon Island State Park.

It was a day of firsts for me. As I walked along the nature trail, I saw lots of Ospreys and osprey nests. A first-time experience. I watched an osprey land on a branch with a freshly caught fish and eat it while it was still flopping around (top photo). A first.

I saw an osprey land on another osprey and play piggy-back, at least I think that's what they were doing (photo on right). Another first.

I also saw a Bald Eagle nest. A first. The area of the park near the nest was cordoned off to keep people from disturbing the eagles. So I thought it was funny that one of the eagles was perched next to the observation area watching me (photo below). I guess there aren't any rules against eagles disturbing the people.


  1. Don - this can't be Maui, can it? Bald eagles? Ospreys?
    If so, wow......

  2. And "playing piggy-back"? Must be a new euphemism for making out :)

  3. Wow! Great pics. Looks like you're having fun in FL.

  4. Glad to know you've gone birdie like us. We are now in Costa Rica also watching birds! Kindred spirits:-) lots of love, P and J