Osprey on Lake Monroe

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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.

on Lake Monroe

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.

Osprey on Lake Monroe

Osprey on Lake Monroe

Osprey on Lake Monroe

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Maria Saboya

Superb photos. I love them ! Such an amazing bird! Thank you so much. Maria Saboya