This weekend we made some time searching for some birdies! The Osprey continued hanging out around the Osprey platform as many small warblers were peeping along tree tops among the leaves. Cedar Waxwings appeared to be everywhere but it was this Green Heron who really allowed us to get the closest to it.
It was quite entertaining along the waters edge where this guy appeared to have been picking at some grasshoppers. I followed it for almost 10 minutes as this Green Heron would slowly walk away when I would get a little too close. I only wish that I had better lighting to capture the most perfect shot.
Near sunset we came across this Double-crested Cormorant sitting up in the tree. We stopped to check out the bird with our binoculars as a second bird attempted to land on these small twigs near the perched individual. The cormorant’s branches broke as it landed and fell almost 30 feet straight down into the water with a huge splash. Seconds later a third bird attempted to do the same thing and so clumsy with its landing this bird also crashed into the water. We were watching these two birds swimming in the water as we had a handful of people laughing hysterically in the vehicle.