Don't get me wrong, we saw quite a few birds, including four BALD EAGLES (2 adult) and four TURKEY VULTURES.
But the highlight of the day came when we heard a SPLASH as we watched the BALD EAGLES - I got the camera focused just in time to see an adult OSPREY snatch a STARRY FLOUNDER (as we later found out) from the bay. Pictures are worth more than words...
As he circled this small section of the bay, other birds got interested, including this WESTERN GULL and two of the BALD EAGLES.
But the OSPREY prevailed.
|OSPREY WITH STARRY FLOUNDER|
Hatfield Marine Science Center is on Yaquina Bay near the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The nature walk has been the source of many new birding experiences for us, and never fails to provide magical moments (see previous blogs in the list below).