It was a fairly stormy week. On so many levels. Sun and the blue skies returned just in time for the weekend. It was soothing to sit on the sand and listen to the ocean waves rolling in.
When it’s sunny it’s hot. Lots of people were having fun in the water and on the water too. Birds were taking frequent baths.
This “new-guy-on-the-block” osprey had just been taking a cooling bath and sat under nature’s hair dryer next to the bay. He was shaking his wings and airing his feathers. And keeping an eye on me in between.
I also spotted papa osprey again! He had taken over the coveted curved “seat” on a dead palm tree. He had been swimming too, but was already almost dry. Still preening his feathers when I arrived. He discovered me soon enough and said his hello 🙂 Lovely as always.
In the nature reserve, the ducks were having a family reunion. On the water, of course. They were taking turns in soaking their heads in the water. Or maybe it was a diving competition?
One mallard was not playing. He had guard duty. The spoonbill was sleeping. Too much sun makes you sleepy.
I think it’ll soon be the time to put Bumble on guard duty too and call it a day.
Have a wonderful week ahead. ♥ Tiny