Single Image Sunday: A New Friend?   5 comments

This is the second time I’ve risked my skin climbing up Rooster Rock to get eye level with my new friend, the osprey.  The nest is at the top of a big fir tree that has had its crown lopped off by lightning.  The view over the river for sunset was my original motivation, but I think now it’s really about the fish hawk.

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She was not happy the first time I did it, and this time she was only slightly less noisy.  I can see progress though.  Sorta have to cling to a perch while taking the picture, so I’m glad the Mister was far too busy fishing to pay me much mind.  He did do a flyover however, to see what she was squawking about I suppose.

I’m definitely thinking of returning at least a couple more times.  I want to see the chicks when they hatch.  Of course her gradually increasing comfort with me might vanish when the little ones appear.  We’ll see.

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5 responses to “Single Image Sunday: A New Friend?

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  1. Just stunning MJ! My little brush with dirt and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon stunts is nothing compared to your scaling treetops and risking the ire of Pa Osprey. I wish you good luck. I can’t wait to see the babies and more treetop views. Perch safely! 😀 Sharon

  2. What a great perspective. It will be fun to keep posted on this and your adventures in getting the photos.

  3. Wow,MJF! The details of the nest is really amazing. Btw, my daughter, her husband, and kids just moved into their new home a couple of days ago. When I visit them next time (may be a few weeks later), will take a pic of your photos 🙂

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