Monday, December 20, 2010

New Bird! Western Osprey

OK, my photos are horrible, but I really think I saw an Osprey while I was having lunch at the Oaisis restaurant at Joe Pool Lake today. I saw a large bird hovering in a stiff wind over a calm little patch of water next to the boat launch. It dove down and came up with a fish in its feet and beat its wings hard to gain altitude, then came around closer to the place I was standing and then off. I didn't have my binoculars with me, but I did have my camera. Like I said, terrible photos, but I think they prove that it was an osprey.

That puts my life list up to 257.

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