The Osprey was
feeding with catch on one of the dead overhanging branches perhaps 12
feet above the pond surface. S/he dropped her/his catch off the branch,
then swept down to the pond surface, traveling at quite a clip, and
gently drew his/her talons across the pond surface for
In all my years of walking the pond (well over fifty), I've never seen an Osprey there. Quite exciting. I was out to get some shots of foliage (Did I ever get some!), and see if I could spot the first Canvas Back (still too early).
Photos and description
by Stephen Merriman