Two days ago while relaxing on our patio, we heard this thunderous splash on the pond. Only to look up to see an Osprey battling in the shallows with a small mouth bass. The Osprey won and took to the skies, flying north to a nest we assumed.
No time for grabbing a camera to take a photo. Too busy gawking at the event.
But this morning while waiting for my coffee to brew, I peered out my window to see this Osprey perched high atop the pond's roosting site.
This time I was able to get the camera and record the event. I sat patiently awaiting for the Osprey to dive back down to the pond and pull out another fish. I waited. And waited. And waited. But the Osprey stayed atop the tree branch.
Apparently my patience waned as I caught a glimpse of an American Goldfinch feeding off of a Wild Bergamot right in front of me. I refocused my attention to this songbird and took several pictures.
And when I return my camera to the top of the roosting tree, there was no Osprey. No fishing. It apparently took off for a better fishing hole. Perhaps to return another day.
So enjoy our pond and the nature around it. Take a hike and see what you can find – and identify!