October 19, 2014

Air Traffic Control

Eagle 
Ozzie and Harriet, the bald eagles, have returned to their nest in North Ft. Myers, which is good news. It's nice to see them again. I couldn't help but think yesterday as I watched one of them land on this tree, that the sky was so active with birds, an air traffic controller could have been helpful. (Although, they appeared to have everything under control in their own way.)   I believe the two birds behind the eagle are ibises.  Two other birds (lower right) were preparing to fly by the tree, and half a dozen crows and songbirds were roosting on the branches, ready to take off at a moment's notice.  How do they know where everyone is flying...and when?  

9 comments:

Nancy J said...

That is what I wonder when I see a huge formation of birds, do they all have built-in radar? Hope they hunker down somewhere warm for the winter. Jean.

We are: Clamco said...

Welcome back Ozzie and Harriet!

Andy said...

Birds seem to handle flight much better than humans. They do it all without a air traffic controller.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So true SRQ, birds are master navigators, you never hear of birds crashing into each other do you :) So good to see Henry and Henrietta, will tge web cam be up again ?

Brian King said...

Nice!

Michelle said...

Love the stance of that eagle in the tree!

Jack said...

I really do need to go up there some time to see them. How long will O and H be in residence?

Kay said...

The do seem to work it out, don't they? And bare snags like this one are a great place since you can see everyone...and they seem to like the clear view, too.

Lois said...

It is amazing how they seem to have it all worked out. This is a wonderful shot!