Creature Feature 2013 #1

This is the first of what I hope to be a regular feature here: creatures seen, and photographed around Lake Rabon. As usual, click on the picture for the full-resolution version from Picasaweb.

I took advantage of a warm Friday afternoon off to do some much-overdue boating out on the lake. At first it seemed like spring has been thoroughly dampened by the cold weather we’ve had lately, but a little observation showed that things were still well under way. I saw two Osprey circling each other and calling, and this little Carolina Chickadee in the real estate market:

Also taking advantage of the warm weather were the turtles:

Cormorants executing a formation landing, sort of:

I wasn’t close enough to get real good pictures of the action, but this montage captures an Osprey collecting lunch:

And, of course, the obligatory Great Blue Heron in-flight picture (here in cruise flight):

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