Again, another crystal clear morn…
My comment I note, comes from being above the surface of the earth, above the surface of the Loch. Oftentimes, at the Visitors Centre here, we have earth visibly moving infront of the viewing window. Mounds of rising soil created by moles and bank voles, thriving, most often out of our sight. And on the Loch these days, we have good numbers of tufted duck and great crested grebe, feeding on invertebrates, molluscs, fish and vegetation, below the surface, beyond us.
I have been trying to imagine the senses of “our” juveniles, hatching high in sky, above reflected water, rushing air in between. They have learned to fly, to arrive on the water surface, to alight, and now they must cross the glistening barrier to invade another domain in order to survive. The many waterfowl do this also, though they do not occupy the air as their principle domain, as ospreys do.
These are fascinating creatures…as are the beautiful perch, trout and pike. Rinchen