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

GA DNR Survey Bent Tree Bears

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A link to a survey about bears in Bent Tree went out via yesterday’s “Friday News” email.  The survey was developed by the Georgia DNR and they will share the resulting report with Bent Tree.  The survey link will be available until close-of-business on Friday, June 28th and is intended for Bent Tree residents only.  The DNR requests that one survey be completed per household.  So, check your “Friday News” if you would like to participate.  I took the survey yesterday and look forward to seeing the future report.

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Hole 7 Turtles

Yesterday’s post mentioned that I went to play golf on Monday, in between fawn photo shoots.  The photo below was taken during that round of golf, at the pond on Hole 7.  Click here for a related previous post (from almost one year ago) that explains why my golf game is not so great.

June 17, 2019 - Turtles, pond on Hole 7 in Bent Tree

June 17, 2019 – Turtles, pond on Hole 7 in Bent Tree

Let Sleeping Fawns Lie

Let awake ones lie, too.  Young fawns are left alone for hours, but the mother will be back.  Check back tomorrow for more photos of this fawn and the return of its mother, all taken yesterday in Bent Tree over the course of about 10 hours.

June 17, 2019 4:45 p.m.  - new fawn in Bent Tree

June 17, 2019 4:45 p.m. – new fawn in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)

 

Sunbathing

A couple of weeks ago, some turkey vultures were hanging out in trees along the edge of Lake Tamarack. It was mostly cloudy, but everytime the sun peeked out, the turkey vultures would spread their wings (second photo below). As soon as the sun disappeared, the wings would go back down.

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April 28, 2019 - Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree

April 28, 2019 – Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree