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Friday, September 26, 2014

A couple birds....

While staying down at Madison, Indiana for a couple days, we went to the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.  I have wanted to go there for the longest time, but think we could have chosen a better time to see things.  We only saw a few Great Blue Herons, and hawks.  One deer. I think a couple little turtles.  Oh, and we saw a few geese and a few little ducks from a distance.

One of the signs said that Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen there, but we were not so lucky.

However, on our way home, no more than half an hour from here we saw this:
Roger spotted it, and pointed it out to me...there was one little spot to pull completely off the road.  I was fumbling getting my camera out, and it just dove for something in this pond, or maybe at the edge of the pond...there are weeds/grass that grows around the edge and I could not see what it got.  It took off in a few seconds with nothing in its claws.  It circled back around and I snagged this shot, but it did not hang around long enough for me to get a good picture.  I still cannot believe we saw an osprey this close to home!

5 comments:

don said...

You were fortunate to get any shot of this elusive bird. I like it.

Ginny Hartzler said...

We have seen an osprey only one time, and we got to watch him fish, it is an awesome bird to see. But my favorite today is your Blue Heron shot.

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome! i've never seen one in real life.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very ccol.I do love osprey! They have left my area for this year and won't be back till April.

Elaine said...

Fantastic shot of the osprey!

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