Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bridge and Bird

This bridge crosses the Great Kanawha River near Falls View, WV. I had to drive across, just to see what the river looked like from the bridge.


This is what I saw: green trees, wide rippling river, fog rising from the mountains after the recent shower.

Then I saw a bird--but what kind was it? It was too far away to tell, so...
I zoomed in when the bird landed (watching all the while behind me to make sure no cars were coming--this is a narrow bridge, and not much on the other side, so I felt comfortable about stopping and snapping)...


and saw where he (or she) had landed on a dead tree. Still I was not sure what this bird was.



but in the last zoomed picture, I think that it is an osprey, also known as the fish hawk. And it seems to have its wing spread to dry--or is that for balance?
The trip across the bridge was definitely worth it. I noted that on the other side, there is a road down to the water. Next trip on Route 60, I'm going down there to see what might be hidden on the shores of the river.


4 comments:

Connie said...

You people with cameras should quit taunting me.

Connie, sulking

Granny Sue said...

Sorry, Connie! My cameras are pretty sorry these days, really. This one had white wine spilled on it last year and it's been tempermental ever since (or maybe drunk?). The other one won't take good zoom photos. This one doesn't do well indoors and the other isn't very good for close-ups or long shots. So I end up carrying both and juggling.

Susan at Stony River said...

I've been trying to leave a comment here for two days... and finally worked out that it was my new anti-virus thingie screwing with pop-up windows. How irritating!

...especially because I can't remember what I wanted to say, accept to admire your views and the osprey; we had a pair near our school and it was always a thrill to see them fly by.

And,
Those pickles are SO GOOOOOD!!!
:-D

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

I am envious of all the pictures..I suppose I shall have to invest in a decent camera!! I have a small digital, 310 Kodak, nice for family get-to-gethers, but to capture nature, not so much...Well, guess that I shall have to wait for Santa...

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