Flat Stanley: Cottage Adventures with the Boss – Part 2

Man, the birds here are big!

Feather from an Osprey
Feather from an Osprey

The feather I’m holding is from an Osprey, which is a bird like an eagle. I saw it sitting on a dead branch over-hanging the river, eyes peeled on the water below, then leaping up, and plunging  – feet first – into the water to pluck a fish in its talons, and then fly away!

Osprey
Osprey

There are lots of ducks here.The mallard is a common sight, and two families float by regularly. We saw an America pintail, and this year for the first time, a common Merganser.

 Merganser Duck
Merganser – What a stylish hair-do!

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