Thursday, 27 August 2015
Friday, 21 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Somebody gave me Bee Balm to plant in my garden last year (thanks Claudia) but since gardening is not really my thing my neglect only produced one flower head. The top three shots were taken on July 26, the bird in the photo is a juvenile male. The bottom photo was taken the next day in different lighting, the bird appears to be a different one, possibly an adult or juvenile female.
Monday, 3 August 2015
I was even happier when the young juvenile female flew in behind the male with her own fish- albeit much smaller.
Another look at that flounder, just to get a better idea of the size.
After consuming her own fish the young bird waited while the adult repeatedly bashed the flounder on the branch trying to kill it. This went on for many minutes.
When the fish was deemed ready it was handed (beaked) off to the young bird.
She was pretty excited to get it.
Although I didn't witness it I assume she swallowed the fish whole.
After which she went right back to fishing. I guess they learn young because she was pretty adept, catching at least one more fish in the time I was there.