Wood Storks take wing

Young Wood Storks at Bird Island a few weeks ago. They have since started flying. I was out biking a lot for the first few days they were airborne. They would make a big loop out over Sewall’s Point, then return to the island to land and rest.

That’s a lot of birds.

I’m a bit behind on bird photography, as I’ve been busy with other projects. Indeed, I have promised myself to put my camera aside for the month of July at least to catch up in other areas. Then hopefully pay better attention to my camera and the birds when I take up that hobby again!

Wood Storks. Looks like the ones on the left are a bit younger. Fuzzier!

What a privilege to watch these Wood Storks growing up!

Have a lovely July and see you in August or September.

Frigatebird and osprey

Magnificent Frigatebird at Bird Island.

This is an immature frigatebird, with its white head and breast.

Frigatebirds have a favorite corner (northwest) of the mangrove island in the Indian River Lagoon. This was was coming in for a landing.

Osprey above.

Fish hawk keeping an eye out for a fish, before a spectacular dive.