On Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:56:01 -0700 (PDT), "Peter T. Daniels"
Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by Tony Cooper
OK, it's off-topic, but we have at least one bird-watcher here.
Last night I was shooting my grandson's lacrosse game and happened to
look up and see this osprey flying overhead. It's trailing a clump of
Spanish Moss that will be used for nest material.
Not as in-focus as I'd like, but it was a situation where I just
lifted the camera, tried to find the osprey in the viewfinder, and
fired off a shot.
Does it live nearby? "Lock up your kitties!"
Osprey are very common around here. Just about every football field
is home to an osprey family. They nest on top of the field light
poles. They are never more than a few wing flaps from a lake anywhere
around here, so I occasionally see an osprey flying with a fish in its
On Interstate 4 between here and Tampa, every X (I've never counted)
light pole has a platform built on top of it for an osprey nest. The
osprey will build a nest anyway if there's no platform, so the
authorities provide the platforms so the nests won't interfere with
the lighting or structure.
Even the light poles in the parking lots of the malls have platforms
and osprey nests.
Tony Cooper Orlando Florida