The bird is watching over the river and the nest. Perhaps looking down at the water for prey.
Shot this with 200mm that I borrowed via my grandfather that is his old canon lens for his film decades old camera. The auto focus is lack luster and it only semi talks with my dslr. Time to upgrade to new lens perhaps. Manual focus from kayak=garbage.
The Fall can Kill
Nature can be very cruel. This bird is n the gutter was right below a nest. Did he/she fall? Did a sibling knock him/her from the nest? Who knows but it was interesting to see as it was a fresh death as the Florida sun and bugs had not gotten to this poor soul yet.