The summer heat didn’t keep BroJoe out of the swamps and coastal waters, where he continued to take his amazing nature photos.
When he e-mailed the first two to me, he mentioned that he was worried about Mama Osprey. She was wearing herself to a frazzle in her efforts to keep her screeching offspring fed to their satisfaction.
She may not have had a moment for personal hygiene, but take a look at her perfectly coiffed “babies.” They look suspiciously large to be still hanging around the nursery.
Time to leave the nest, kiddos!
The osprey pictures were taken weeks before Irene blew through the area. The nest was in a large, dead tree.
This blue heron’s skinny legs were so interesting that I didn’t notice the fresh catch in its mouth at first. I hope they don’t look appetizing to the alligators in the area. The same goes for my brother’s legs, too!
Neither Lee nor Katia are close enough to cause worry, but the winds and waves were up at the beach here today and away from the shore, the air felt extra humid. We had tornado watches all day.
Here’s today’s sunrise on the Outer Banks.
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. (Old Mariners’ rhyme.)