Wild Bird Wednesday #213-Osprey

Wild Bird Wednesday

Mid-August, we wandered some back roads along the Rappahannock River on our way home after a weekend with family. The Osprey perched on this limb where it had a literal bird’s-eye view of the river. Evening approached, time to look for a little something for dinner, and fish was on the menu. 

The camera lens extended into digital zoom, and I shot from inside the car, elbows anchored on the door to serve as a tripod. Frame after frame, I couldn’t get a clear shot. I finally realized the car’s idle caused enough vibration to interfere with clarity. Hubby shut off the engine, I got this shot, and called it a day. 

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Below is one of about a bazillion reasons (slight exaggeration) to stay inside the car. It’s yellow-fly season, and those little buggers bite! On vacation a couple years ago, I had a run-in with them. Apparently, I tasted a lot better than hubby. They drew blood! We didn’t stay on that beach long.

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Patiently waiting on the other side of my car window.

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16 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #213-Osprey

  1. the osprey is wonderful, they are so pretty to me. our park here has 3 nests and sometimes the daddy osprey chases bob’s air planes… glad you realize the car was blurring the pic. those biting flies are NASTY…

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  2. sometimes it’s all about the experience and this was a great one. i do the same thing, but yes, the car has to be turned off!! it’s still a great capture and an awesome memory!!!!

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