Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ospreys, March 9, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, and ABC Wednesday,

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Waters
Pickwick Dam, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, March 7, 2016

On Monday we drove up to Pickwick on the Tennessee River to check on the bird population. We saw only a few Gulls and Herons, but the great news is ...

High above the dam, the Ospreys are nesting again! Last year we saw only one baby bird in the nest. Let's hope for two this year.

Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus, are fish eaters, and can be found along the coastlines, large lakes, and rivers in both North and South America.

ABC Wednesday
I is for Intruder: Someone that is in a place or situation where they are not wanted 
Baby Squirrel, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 3, 2016

"Surely, you don't mean me!"

(Yes, there was once a lid on the bird feeder, but a raccoon tore it off).

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. It is cool to see the Osprey nesting. I am looking forward to their return! Have a great day!

  2. wonderful photo's ....and how i would like to go there and see it with my own eyes.... One lifetime is sure to short to visit all beautiful places, i hope i will return as a bird so i can fly everywhere ;-)

    Have a nice ABC-Day / – Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. Love the ospreys so high in the air. And the squirrel picture is so funny!

  4. The intruder of the feeder is so cute!! I like your photos and also all your comments. I support, like you,all projects of mothers helping their children, feeding them, educating them and protect them.Thanks for your comment.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  5. I think the ospreys made good use of the dam :)

  6. great shots of the Eagles and I had to laugh at that Squirrel

  7. Don't the squirrels hibernate? We don't have them here in New Zealand.

    1. Good question! Squirrels here in the USA do not hibernate. They spend the Summer months gathering and hiding food to have a good supply for the Winter. Several squirrels will share a nest in the Winter, snuggled up together to conserve body heat. They do sleep a lot in the Winter, venturing out of the nest to find their hidden food. Then they scamper back to the nest to get warm and sleep again.
      And I am in the southern part of the country where our Winters are not severe, so we see squirrels more often and for longer periods of time than people who live in the colder areas.
      Thanks for your visit and comment!

  8. I really think the squirrel looks cute. Great osprey shots!

  9. It is sad that they have to build their nests on a steel structure.

  10. Splendid place for a nest - who needs trees! And that squirrel is great!

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  11. How exciting in regards to the osprey nest!!! Keep us posted, I'm sure you will. And the squirrel...adorable.

  12. Lovely photos of the ospreys! These are birds we don't have in my area, so they're fascinating to see. We do have ornery squirrels, too, however:)

  13. I love seeing them! Ours haven't come home yet. It is too early and the lakes are frozen. I love seeing yours!

  14. I so love those Ospreys! I have only seen one in real life and was so excited I could hardly contain myself!

  15. What great shots of the critters!

  16. Awesome closeup of the ospreys, love the squirrel pic!


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