Around noon today I found myself in Robert Cushman County Park in Manorville conducting a baseline inspection for a proposed project nearby. It was a brief hike in the woods (and I managed a few ticks on my jeans) but Pine Warblers were singing in good numbers.... lighting was well, less than ideal, but I can illustrate the difference between the female (drab) and male (brightly colored) with these photos:
After work I took advantage of the nice weather and headed down to the Bald Eagle nest - but to my disappointment the Adult was once again very far away - perched on the washed up tree, just like last weekend. The Osprey were both on the nest - but after another osprey passed with a fish (see below) and the male pursued lazily after it, the female headed across the river to a favored perch where the Male joined it for a little preening. A scan back to the Bald Eagle and I found it was missing - only to locate it far far up in the sky hunting over the bay. Oh well, maybe this weekend!
Osprey with a flounder that appears to have had its head bitten off