Papa Osprey’s expressive face is definitely one of my favorites! Here he’s watching me watching him. He tilts his head slightly, curious about the long black tube pointing at him. Click. Click.
Miss Rosa, the Roseate Spoonbill, has a photogenic face. Despite her very long spoon-like bill. And I think she knows it. Always poses happily for the camera.
Foraging birds often have that highly focused expression on their face. It’s necessary to focus all their attention on finding that one delicious piece of food. Here exemplified by the gracious Tri-colored Heron.
And the Little Blue Heron. Look at those eyes! Nothing can escape that stare.
The reddish Egret often has a his clown face on, particularly when starting his hunting show. But don’t get fooled, he’s highly concentrated on his mission.
When these birds catch a fish, or three, they show a happy face! Demonstrated here by the Great Egret.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker has her sharp pecking tool embedded in a surprisingly soft face.
But I can’t say the same about the Snowy Egret, especially when she has an itch right under her chin. Her face shows determination. Away with the itch. Scratch. Scratch.
The Green Heron has a shy face. He looks away when noticing he’s observed. And pretends he’s nowhere to be seen.
Birds, too, can have an old face. Scarred by life and full of wrinkles. Like this old American Black Vulture.
And they can have a face of a curious teenager. Just check out this young Muscovy Duck who has yet to learn to fly.
And birds can have a face that shows contentment. Everything they need is right here. Right now. This is aptly demonstrated by the Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Here captured in the morning, after what I believe was a successful hunting session the previous night.
I will have to end this “Faces from the Salt Marsh- series” by showcasing Mama Osprey. Her dancing face is as beautiful as her flowing dress 🙂
The “salt marsh gang” wishes you all a pleasant week. You can find other interesting faces here.