I was going through some older backup drives and found these files I never worked on from a Blackwater NWR trip about 8 years ago. I remember them now because these were taken on the Wildlife Drive when there used to be an Osprey platform close to the Wildlife Drive. This Osprey Platform was near the last turn before the straight way to the exit. This Osprey put on quite an aerial show. It was so close I clipped its wings a few times. I did not want to stay too long in case I was bothering the nest. But it was so close to the busy Wildlife Drive I would think it was used to cars. Maybe that is why it is now gone.
Great, clear shots, Reed. I esp. like the one taken from its backside with thin, outstretched wings.
Thanks Eliza! It was a fun day and the Osprey certainly cooperated! It just kept flying in a very wide circle around the nest. Even when I went on down the road and could still see the nest.
Fine series Reed!
Thanks Belinda! It was a fun day photographing there!
Stunning shots, Reed! It’s becoming eerily quiet around BlackwaterNWR and me, more and more Osprey are disappearing every day. 😦
Yes the Osprey are leaving, but the Bald Eagle population should be increasing soon! Maybe a chance for seeing a Golden Eagle also!
Yay! I would LOVE to see and capture a Golden Eagle!!