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Otters and ospreys at Viera

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Slingher, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Slingher

    Slingher

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Saw a pair of otters and saw signs of 2 others at Viera this morning. I saw the movement of the pickerel and tracked the otters. I picked a spot near the water hoping the otters would come out nearby. Did they ever! The mother otter came out of the vegetation right next to me! A little too close for comfort. I let my presence be known and she just looked at me and swam away. The pup was swimming around a tree close by.

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  2. Nice series Jessie. I like the "otter" ones best. No...the "otter" ones of the flying fish taking the bird for a ride. *-)
     
  3. Jessie,
    excellent series, great work, and a real joy for me to see what the whistlin ducklings look like,
    thank you kinldly,
    Kevin P.
     
  4. Incredible otter closeups, I can never seem to get close to any otters.
     
  5. Too much, way too much fun your havin' Jessie. Well done!
     
  6. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Love the Otter portrait. That's making the most of a unique opportunity.
     
  7. Another beautiful series Jessie. Good catches on the osprey with its fish catch. Again, you're having way too much fun based on these shots and others you've posted.
     
  8. Man. You guys always following me around and taking my picture! Stop already! :smile:

    Nice shots.
     
  9. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Beautiful BIFs, Jess! Great otter story, too, and love that first shot. Glad momma otter didn't decide you looked like a fish!

    Been meaning to get over there to see you, but Saturdays are so tight lately. Hope all is great on that other coast and hope you enjoy Dan Boyle!
     
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