Thursday, September 6, 2018,

I have a camera lens called a fisheye. This is not it. This is a Snowy Egret that was fishing on the creek side of the bridge near the mill at Frank Melville Park. He’s just caught a fish and is in the process of getting a slap in the face for his trouble. Not to worry, he didn’t even bat an eye – well, actually, maybe he did – before readjusting his catch and swallowing it whole. JK

Spotfin Porcupinefish

Thursday, February 9, 2017,


This is a pair of Spotfin Porcupinefish. They reside at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. I was there about four days ago. Whenever I visit a new city I try to check out its zoos or aquariums. The National Aquarium is the best aquarium I’ve ever visited. Eye candy abounds and the displays are top-notch. If you ever have the chance, I heartily suggest that you take the time to visit this aquarium. JK



Fish Rides!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


These photos show an Osprey giving fish rides. This rarely documented behavior was exhilarating to see. There is a small man-made waterfall and a fish ladder separating the Upper and Lower Carmans River. Fish ladders, while very accommodating, are still hard work. The Ospreys, sensing this, will often pick a fish up from the surface and ferry it upriver. These rides may not be entirely altruistic, however. Perhaps the birds know that the fish need to spawn upriver and that a little help now will reap benefits for the Osprey in years to come. The fish pictured here may be an Alewife but I am really not sure. My lack of knowledge doesn’t stop with birds. I’m not an ichthyologist either. JK

Not so tight! Not so tight!