Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe 1614 - Back Bay Mill Creek




What a great day...
Since it was the first weekend of the year that the Horn Point Kayak and Canoe facility was open, I decided to give it a go...
Apparently I wasn't the only one, there were a few cars in the parking lot when I arrived. The water was up quite a bit, so my options were pretty open, and I decided on Mill Creek.

The water is still fairly cold, and I didn't see a lot going on, but things should start ramping up soon. Up in the air and trees there was a lot going on with the buzzards, Osprey and a fairly large Blue Heron.

Groups of buzzards were circling overhead, and some would come low enough, and I was able to get some nice pictures of them.
As I approached the tree line to the west of the marsh, there was all kinds of activity with the nesting Osprey, not sure if they have laid their eggs yet, or it is still nest building time. I managed to a great sequence of pictures of one of the Osprey snagging a stick off of a tree in flight.

Came across a Blue Heron, and it did not budge as I passed by, giving me a great opportunity to get some really nice pictures there as well.

All in all a real nice day.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
04/05/2009 Horn Point 6.80 24
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Buzzard (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Buzzard flies overhead


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Tamron 18-270 zoomed in (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
New 18-270mm lens zoomed in


Tamron 18-270 zoomed out (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Same 18-270mm lens zoomed all the way out. The nest is right in the middle of the picture.


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue heron watching me as I watch it


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron on the shore watching me.


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron from a bit of a different angle


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Herron


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Osprey on North Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey Nest with Osprey


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey on approach


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Stick in sight


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey snagging stick


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey has the stick, now has to clear the tree


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey has the stick, even though you can see some falling from the tree.


Osprey in flight (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Returning to the nest


Osprey in tree (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey in Tree


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Topographic Map 04/05/2009 (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
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