Hanging Out With An Osprey

Saturday evening, we were having a good time watching a pair of ospreys flying all around Lake Tamarack (the second photo below shows both of them) when, all of a sudden, one swooped in and landed in a tree right above my head.  I stood below for over 10 minutes, taking pictures of it staring at me while I stared right back, hoping I would get a good shot of it taking off.  The no-see-ums were biting, so I finally gave up.  The osprey was still sitting there when I left, so I guess it won the staring contest.

August 10, 2019 - Osprey in Bent Tree

August 10, 2019 – Osprey in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)

August 10, 2019 - Two ospreys flying over Lake Tamarack

August 10, 2019 – Two ospreys flying over Lake Tamarack (click image to zoom)

August 10, 2019 - one of the two osprey flying in Bent Tree

August 10, 2019 – one of the two osprey flying in Bent Tree

Two Green Herons

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Saturday morning, I was taking photos of a green heron at Lake Tamarack (see first photo below), trying to follow it as it flew from branch to branch along the shore.   After a while, a second green heron came onto the scene (see second photo below).  At one point, I was able to get them both in one photo (see photo above).  Click here to link to a post with more green heron photos that were taken in May.

July 13, 2019 - Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 – Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 - Another Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 – Another Green Heron in Bent Tree