OSPREY SHOW

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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Had a grand Osprey show today at Silver Lake. A single Osprey spent about 20 minutes, mostly toward the south end of the lake near the mill. He was not successful with his fishing, however.

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

cormorant02.jpgIt’s here at the lake as I write this. Seems to be by itself. Put on a lengthy display with its wings about 9 a.m. on the spillway. It’s the first Cormorant we’ve noticed in two years.

“GREAT WHITE HERON”

heron-or-egret-02.jpgheron-or-egret.jpgThis heron was present Sunday morning and Monday morning (5/13-5/14). Both mornings, it was gone by 7:10 a.m. On Monday, was able to get a few crude
photos – but enough to seemingly prove it is a “White Morph” of the Great Blue Heron, thanks to its yellowish legs. Not certain, but believe it may be the first time in Rockingham County. A Great Blue Heron took off in one of the shots, giving us a nice confirmation of the White’s size. Believe it has likely left the area, but it was definitely a nervous bird, and there have
been various early morning interruptions and loud noises. Who knows!