Thursday, August 5, 2010


This nest seemed empty, but I hung around for awhile anyway to see if an osprey would return to it. I could hear one nearby and so I waited patiently. Just as I was about to give up and move on, I heard a whoosh and hurried to raise my camera and focus. Out of 5 shots this is the only one with the osprey in the picture.

The bird never actually landed on the nest, but kept circling over it and then went to a nearby tree staring at me and chirping shrilly. It seemed my presence was causing it distress, so I turned my camera off and left. 


  1. Gosh, that's pretty.

    I've noticed if I stop to look and listen to a mockingbird, she or he stops singing immediately. Stage fright.

  2. Well thank you for waiting, it was worth it! ;-) Well done!

  3. Beautiful shot. I love that the Osprey is in flight. It's so hard for me to get one of any bird flying. Usually they're sitting. ~Cindy

  4. Patience pays off. You took fantastic photo!

  5. Ft Pickens?

    wv photto


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