I’m reopening the blog (at least for a while) because there’s so much to see these days. I was at Fort Pickens (GINS) on March 3. And here’s a little tour:
Baby Huey! Is that you?
First, there was this guy, just sittin’ & chillin’ outside the campgrounds. Because of the somewhat dusky tone of his white crown I believe this is the same bird I’ve been following for a couple of years now, ever since he was still all brown and a youngster.
Meanwhile, up in the Great Blue Heron rookery, females are sitting on eggs, while their mates are nearby, and occasionally bringing in a new stick or two to reinforce the nest.
The drive from downtown out to FP is still long, with the damaged bridge causing a very long detour. But it’s still worth the trip.
Soon, those GBH eggs will be hatching, and the Ospreys will have paired up or rejoined their old mates and started families of their own. Stay tuned.