Sunday, June 3, 2012

X-Rated Walk!

Today we went for a walk at Trustom Pond. It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze.

The first trail goes around a field and into the woods, then it comes out on a point with water on both sides, it is the perfect place to exercise and relax.

The views from this point, stretch out to the ocean and Block Island. The ferry was making it's way to the island.

This area is a bird sanctuary, so the trees were filled with the sounds of birds. There are a lot of varieties, but they tend to fly out and away, before you can get a shot. This guy sat still just long enough for me to get a shot.

After we finish enjoying the view here, we walk down the path and down a long side path to another point. At this point we noticed an osprey flying by with a long stick in his mouth. He was building a nest.

He was quite proud of himself and was showing off for his wife.

Then his wife decided to get some materials for the nest and this is what she came back with. Well, kid you not, she dropped it in and he started squawking at her and I would swear he was saying, "That is all you got". LOL

This is a view of the area that they are nesting, they own their own little island. Most of it in in the water, the heavy rains have raised the water levels.

After we enjoyed watching the Opreys, we headed back down the trail towards the cars. There is a small pond on the way and I was hoping I would get to see the old snapping turtle. I was thrilled to see he was there and before I knew what happened, he was jumping on another turtle. I guess he isn't as old as I thought;) At first I thought he was hurting her, lol. He smacked down on top of her, dug his claws in and pushed her underwater. He had her down for a long time and finally he started rolling around and she pushed up to get some air. We watched them until they quit, I'd say it was at least 15 minutes, lol. What I will do for entertainment;)

I kept this photo large so you can see the details of their skin and shells. 

And what would a pond be without frogs.
It was a wonderful walk today, we saw a lot of different birds, chipmunks, and snakes. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, as well.


coinguyslady said...

That is to funny, the things you see in the woods.We live in the woods by a lake and every spring we would see a man in a boat fishing.The funny part is he did it naked.I always wanted to know if he took his cloths off when first got in the boat or did he wait till he got to our neck of the lake.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Great pics, especially of the osprey. What a beautiful place for a walk.
Hugs :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Yeah, I was looking for some nude photos too... lol. Your photos are always so beautiful. An excellent little journey you had and wonderful that you got to see and visit with all the wildlife, and see them conducting their everyday living. The pleasures of nature. It's a blessing. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Allie said...

What a lovely walk! Poor turtles, do you think they realized they had an audience, lol? The ospreys are gorgeous - I love to see them fly!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love your pictures...such a lovely walk!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Beautiful walk! Glad you snapped some pics so we could enjoy it with you.Giggling at your x rated version.Turtles live to be like 100 though.LoL.Warm Blessings!~Amy

kelley said...

Such a peaceful place for a for the turtles...look away! look away!

Joanne Lendaro said...

I LOVE all of the pictures that you take! thanks for taking the time to post them all. It's a chance for the rest of us to see your little corner of the world.

Kathie said...

don't you love days like this where you just get to enjoy your surroundings and take in all the beautiful sites


Carrie P. said...

that black and white bird is so pretty. How cool that you can see such big birds making those big nests.
I think frogs are so neat.