After almost drowning himself while trying to get a fish, this heron climbs out and shakes off. They have a pretty remarkable wingspan when it is all spread out.
This heron must’ve fallen off an underwater ledge as he was trying to catch a fish and almost sank himself in the process. I’ve watched enough herons to know that’s not how you do it.
The 3 pictures that I posted last week (These 3 below) were all taken from exactly the same spot at the same time. I was along the bank of the Neuse River with deer up on the hill in front of me, the osprey in its nest behind me and the sunrise blowing up the
There is a big osprey nest on top of the power pole next to the Neuse River about a mile downstream from the Neuse River Canoe Launch near Falls Dam. It is visible from both the river and the Greenway Trail.
The sun is lights up the new blossoms on the trees while the mist on the water drifts lazily around. Great time to pull an early morning and get out along the river.
I think I’ve been spotted! A pair of deer catch a glimpse of my hiding spot along the Neuse River in Raleigh. Deer are a pretty frequent sight along the river early in the mornings. If you can paddle quietly and slowly there is a good chance you might spot some. These two were up
Lots of pokey corners on this back-lit holly plant along the Neuse River in Raleigh.
A fiery sunrise over Falls Lake in Raleigh. Barton’s Creek boat ramp is a great place to watch the sun rise over the lake.
The Neuse River blurs by on an unusually warm February morning.
I watched this heron catch this fish, try for a while to eat it, and then drop it. It eventually flopped its way all the down the rock and back into the water. it was the one that got away…