We just returned from a three day sailing trip on the Chesapeake Bay. First day, 25-35 knots of wind, it was memorable, also for the extreme low tides, as the NW wind blew water out of the Bay, and a few groundings (the bottom of the Bay is mostly mud). I was not able to take as many bird photos as I would have liked, as I was at the helm much of the time. At the Wye River, we saw numerous Bald Eagles (tomorrow's entry), which are a bit hard to get close to. Ospreys are a different story. Once almost extinct because of DDT, they have made a serious comeback, and almost every marker has an osprey nest on it. Many are not shy, being used to boats passing close by. Such was this one. I think that they are still sitting on eggs.
Over the next few days, I will upload a range of photos from this sailing trip.
Wildlife and nature
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