This little guy wanted something that was in the fisherman’s bag. No one gave him anything and just stayed still and quiet. He eventually continued on his merry way. They are awfully cute!
Every season I attempt to photograph the red wing black birds flying around the property out back. Most times they take off before I lift the camera. On the weekend I headed to the deck, camera in hand, for yet another attempt. As soon as I stepped outside one came flying right toward me. Somehow he did not notice me and landed on the roof of the shed directly in front of the deck. I managed to get a couple of shots before he was off and running again. Success!
Last year the male did not protect this nest as well as he should have. He may have been young and inexperienced. There are no eggs here yet but once there are everyone is praying they survive. I am told crows attacked the nest last year when the male did not return and the female had to leave the eggs unguarded. So sad! We will be watching carefully again this year. We did see crows land on the nest Sunday morning as soon as both osprey were off of it (no eggs inside luckily), so they are there waiting. Also, an owl has been seen in the camera making himself comfortable while the residents are out fishing. We need the male to do a great job this year!