On May 18 Jane and I went up the Tombigbee River in Cap'n Bill Kidd's pontoon boat to see an osprey nest that his son Ed had located. It was my first opportunity to see an inhabited nest and to see two adults that close. That's Ed in the bass boat leading us to the nest. I also took photos of the lock and dam from up river and the Clay County Port where salt was being unloaded from a barge. We really enjoyed the outing!
Photos taken with 50D and most with the 100 - 400 and a few with Jane's 50 mm f1.8 as I inadvertently left my 17 - 55 at home. It was mostly cloudy and somewhat hazy.
Looking down river toward the dam
Pretty view of the river
Bill's son Ed leading us up river to the osprey nest
Ed leads us to the nest up the old river channel
First view of the nest
Female osprey in nest
View of nest and male osprey perched in tree
Blue heron fishing near a sand bar in the channel
The boat didn't seem to bother him
Old RR trestle
Remains of an old bridge
Clay County port