I decided to take a ride down toward the shore for a little bit of early morning birding. We have been in the midst of an extended heat wave here in Connecticut so I have been keeping my birding excursions casual and brief.
The photo is of the DEEP dock in Old Lyme which is situated near the mouth of the Connecticut River. It's not what I would call a premier birding spot but it's free and has great accessibility with a nice, long boardwalk. Most of the people there were either fishing or catching blue crabs. I did a brief survey of the area and found Barn Swallows, Mallards, various gulls, Marsh Wrens, and Cormorants.
I noticed that some Ospreys had built a nest on top of the railroad bridge and they seemed to be quite active so I watched them for a while.At one point one of the Ospreys flew in with a large branch to add to the nest.
Some how the branch got stuck in part of the bridge when the adults were trying to arrange it into a desired location in the nest.
Come on now-give it some more wing power!
There was a lot of Osprey squawking going on as it tried to yank that branch out. I wonder if they have their own version of curse words?
Oh what the heck-might as well use it as a lookout branch.