December 2, 2014

Such beautiful days!  Stopped by Nathan Krestul Park on the way home from work.  An Osprey was sitting at the top of a dead tree with a great view of the water, so I staked out a spot and waited for the Osprey to dive, whereupon I would take a Spectacular Shot.  While I was waiting, a Belted Kingfisher showed up on the far side of the creek and made five dives, scoring several mouthfuls of fish.  A Pied-billed Grebe surfaced maybe fifteen feet from me.  Several fish jumped, making big splashes.  A second Osprey showed up and wheeled overhead before flying off.  After half an hour, the Osprey flew to a higher vantage point and I packed up and went home.

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Osprey

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Pied-billed Grebe

And for my sister, who prefers multiple birds in each picture:

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Belted Kingfisher on Another Successful Dive and the Osprey that Did Not Dive