Slow Overcast Morning

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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4 Responses to Slow Overcast Morning

  1. Mary S. says:

    More questions: Is that young man measuring the fish or is that some kind of fishing line I’ve never seen? (Not that I know that much about fishing line.)
    And those Cardinals: Young ones, right?
    Further, I’ve been noticing the wing spans of birds: One wing span tends to be 2 to 3 times the length of the body of the bird; thus both wings are about 5 to 6 times the length of the body of the bird. Am I wrong? If so, can you explain if it’s an optical illusion?
    And: Not questions, observations: That Osprey (I think I’ve got that right) can carry a very long branch! And your pic encompasses the entire bird and branch!
    Your Flashbacks are lovely and refreshing and fit in perfectly; a nice addition every day. MCS

    • Grampy says:

      Mary S,
      The fisherman is placing the fish on a stringer. A piece of rope run through the gills then the fish is lowered in to the water to keep it fresh until he takes it home. The Osprey wing span is longer than the body by a lot. That probably helps them carry heavier loads. They will carry large branches a long ways back to the nest often from the other side of the river. It seems like they spot a branch they like they take it no matter the distance. Maybe even to show off it seems. When they catch a fish many times they will fly all over with it before eating. Especially early in the spring. Thank You…

  2. I had to laugh at the tiny fish the osprey has, but I guess something is better than nothing.
    Great shots of the cardinals!

    • Grampy says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      The osprey were not catching fish very quick as they usually do. The low discharge at the dam making the fishing tough. Thank You

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