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For the Birds: More than a Mouthful

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Good Monday!

Every Monday I am always amazed at the things I can see within a week period.  Just when I think there isn’t anything all that great to share on my post, I am thankful that ‘something’ happens.

Yesterday I went out on White Lake with my husband and I spotted a loon family. I believe a mother loon and her 2 young ones.  The awesome thing was that I witnessed this loon eating a sunfish.  It was quite the feat I can tell you, complete with a lot of pushing the fish down, bringing it up, pushing it down in the water again, and bringing it up.  I am not exactly sure what she was doing, but I caught it in photographs.

Also, on White Lake, I spotted a few Osprey.  I am always thrilled to see them as they are such a beautiful bird!

Earlier in the week, I went back to see if I could spot the Crane family and was able to photograph them  from a better vantage point.

Please enjoy my offerings from this week.

Have an awesome week of Feather, Wings & Beaks!

~Cheryl

Cute Song Sparrow (my yard)
Cute Song Sparrow
(my yard)
Sandhill Crane (Pakenham)
Sandhill Crane
(Pakenham)
Sandhill Crane (Pakenham)
Sandhill Crane
(Pakenham)
Sandhill Crane Youngster (Pakenham)
Sandhill Crane Youngster
(Pakenham)
Turkey family (Pakenham)
Turkey family
(Pakenham)
Hummingbird Moth-not quite a bird.... (my yard)
Hummingbird Moth-not quite a bird….
(my yard)
Young Loon (White Lake)
Young Loon
(White Lake)
Loons (White Lake)
Loons
(White Lake)
Loon Siblings (White Lake)
Loon Siblings
(White Lake)
Loon & Sunfish (White Lake)
Loon & Sunfish
(White Lake)
Loon stabbing at the fish she just pushed in the water.  (White Lake)
Loon stabbing at the fish she just pushed in the water. (White Lake)
Loon and Sunfish (White Lake)
Loon and Sunfish
(White Lake)
"The Swallow" (White Lake)
“The Swallow”
(White Lake)
"Gulp!" (White Lake)
“Gulp!”
(White Lake)
Osprey (White Lake)
Osprey
(White Lake)
Osprey (White Lake)
Osprey
(White Lake)

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