This post is now updated to reflect the correct information given by bayphotosbydonna in her comments below. Thank you Donna!
This morning I drove to the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Many of the Osprey nests were empty, perhaps because the young chicks have fledged and have begun migrating South with their parents. At one nest, however, the male Osprey had caught a big fish.
He ate the head of the fish while I could hear the young chick clamoring for food at their nest nearby. It called out to its father, asking him to hurry up and bring the fish back to their nest.
We yawn, and so do birds and other animals. Here’s a Great Black-Backed Gull that I caught in the act near the Barnegat Lighthouse this past Saturday.
Note that it was standing on only one leg. After the soundless yawn, it laid down, looking bored as it watched humans walking by it.