Tag Archives: North Carolina
Osprey In Flight
This is the same Osprey I photographed and featured on the blog a few months ago under the title “Osprey Hovering In Flight“. It was much closer when I took this picture, revealing much more detail. Please click the image to see a larger version of it.
Osprey Hovering In Flight
Osprey’s are one of many fishing birds that will hover in mid-air when they see a potential meal. To stop themselves they push their wings forward which creates the dramatic shape displayed here.
If you click on the image, above, you can see a larger version of the photo, which shows more detail.
Just Above The Waves
I love watching pelicans glide effortlessly over the ocean. They hang in the air, sometimes just inches off the water, bobbing up and down with the passing waves.
Grackle In The Surf
This Grackle seems to have learned a few things from the Sanderlings on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It waited for the waves to bring tiny mollusks and crustaceans into the shore and then tried to catch them before they dug into the sand. I captured this image just as the Grackle realized the wave was a little too big.
Juvenile Laughing Gull
This juvenile Laughing Gull was investigating a tidal pool on the beach at Corolla, NC while I was there last summer. I had a little trouble identifying it until it finally occurred to me that it might not be an adult.
This Sanderling looks for breakfast among the surf at Corolla, North Carolina.
This summer I was hiking in a coastal forest in North Carolina and noticed this dragonfly perched on a sun drenched leaf. The shaded background helped to make the image a little more dramatic.
Up and on the beach early one morning in late August I watched these two sanderlings interacting. It wasn’t clear whether this was some type of courtship display or a standoff over which bird had domain over the beach.
Crab Digging In The Sand
These little crabs are so well camouflaged they are nearly impossible to see until they move. This one was busy digging when I spotted it. Each time it went back into in the hole I crept a little closer until I was able to get this photo.