Saturday, August 15, 2015

Birds by the Water

On various boat trips, we were able to see some birds, bird nests, and many other interesting items along the way. I don't have a picture to show you of the Eider ducks, but the story is that the male bird takes off after the female starts nesting. Then the female, along with other females and their babies, swim together in packs to protect the young. Interesting little tidbit. 

Ospreys are very common in the area: This one is really fuzzy, but you can see the osprey in the distance in the treetops.

Here is a nest on top of a bouy: Sorry, the osprey didn't come up for a picture.

The Canada geese are frequent visitors to the harbor at Camden.

Linking in today with Eileen for Saturday Critters. We leave tomorrow to make our way back to Texas, stopping first in the Ozarks. Have a really special weekend!

Linda Kay.

23 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful set of photos.

Revrunner said...

Have a safe journey.

whiteangel said...

Birds and nature, wonderful.
Safe journey..

Anita said...

Wonderful pics, Linda!
I love the way you have described! Had you waited longer, perhaps the Osprey might have posed for you in that nest pic!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i hope to see an osprey some day.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool- I am still waiting for my osprey to swing back by so I can get a photo..he's been gone all summer.

Latane Barton said...

It has been my pleasure all spring and summer watching osprey who nest on top of a cell tower near my apartment. Alas, they are gone now and so are you... off to Texas. Have a safe journey.

Gosia k said...

Ospreys are fantastic birds. Travel safely

Linda W. said...

Nice pics of the bird life in Maine. Have a safe journey home.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great pictures! Have a nice return!

Mike said...

Looking up the Eiders on google it looks like the males are brightly colored while the females and chicks are brown. Probably a camouflage thing.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Linda - I've come across from Gails blog. Lovely pictures, I especially like the Canada Geese.
Have a good journey.

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Great sightings of the geese, osprey and their nest.. Wishing you safe travels home! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Nonnie said...

Nice pic of the nests. Love the geese.

Margaret Adamson said...

Always lovely yo see an Osprey even at a distance.

Amy at love made my home said...

Safe travels! xx

William Kendall said...

The namesake of my country are all over the place!

Have a safe trip!

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I couldn't decide which cake so I made both his favorites.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Yum List said...

What enormous nests!

Patricia said...

The osprey nests are huge - amazing! I think Canada geese look nice flying and on the ground, but my daughter hates them. Guess that is because she lives with them half the year... Have heard of the Ozarks but know nothing about them - look forward to a peek :)

Patricia said...

The osprey nests are huge - amazing! I think Canada geese look nice flying and on the ground, but my daughter hates them. Guess that is because she lives with them half the year... Have heard of the Ozarks but know nothing about them - look forward to a peek :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What great nests the ospreys make. It's always nice to see them in the neighborhood.
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Rory Bore said...

my goodness - how big is that nest??!! I will have to go Google "osprey" -- is it like an eagle? that is amazing.
lots of Canada geese around here, of course ;)

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