On Saturday I attended the Wekiva River Christmas Bird Count. I’m just now getting around to working on the photographs, though. My wife was in a car accident that evening, and she’s been in the hospital ever since. It’s not as bad as that sounds, though. Her main injury was a broken foot, and it needs surgery, but she has so much swelling that they’re waiting for it to go down before operating. So life’s a little crazy at home.
This evening, though, I have a little time to work on some photos from the CBC. While at Lake Monroe looking for gulls and terns, we saw this Osprey perched not far away, and it seemed rather curious about me. As I walked to where I’d get a decent background, it just followed me with its eyes, and then it did this little head-tilt thing.
I’ve seen them do this many times before and it always cracks me up. It seems to me to be a look of curiosity, but I don’t know for sure. At any rate, it wasn’t phased by my presence, so I was able to get some photos.
By the way, my wife wants me to let everyone I tell about her accident that it was not her fault–someone made a left hand turn in front of her when she had the right of way. Hopefully the surgery will happen tomorrow.