I think I’ll call him George. Every time I ride my bike to Turtle Bridge, along the trail from Battery Worth to Fort Pickens, he – and sometimes a couple of companions – bob up to greet me. Today it was just George. He obviously expects treats whenever anyone comes to his bridge, so he’s disappointed when all I do is point a camera at him. Unfortunately, lot of people feed him bread and other useless stuff which is definitely not good for him.
… is not enough! From the swinging bridge at Kinzel Springs to this stream along the road to Cade’s Cove. To Elkmont and the old Jake’s Gap trailhead, to the Parkway and up past Chimney Rocks. Then back down the mountain and in to some rib joint for dinner.
I’ve pushed this 55-300 Nikkor lens way beyond what’s really feasible, to crop out this tiny segment. So it’s very pixelated. There are two babies in this nest. This images follows on the earlier post of the male bringing in the fish. Then he went elsewhere while mom tended to the little ones.
This image is being mounted in the next day or so and will be on display at CCP Gallery/Studio. (For sale, of course.)
It’s spectacular at 32×40 inches.
Momma was not amused. He’d been soaring round and round the nest with his catch, which he had already eaten his share of, when he finally brought home the dinner. Those two little dark blobs are the babies, apparently only a few days old.