Visitors At The Osprey Platform
After Osprey depart for migration in our region, their nest platform likely becomes a handy perch here and there for someone else.
Not an unexpected visitor, a Fish Crow stopped by, just checking to be sure no food was there to snack on and take a short break before scavenging on.
“Hmmmm…..anything to nibble on?” “Darn, no snack….but nice view!”
There’s been a Belted Kingfisher flying around the creek, perching on the sailboat mast lines to fish. I’ve been hoping he’d do a little perching on the platform.
The Belted Kingfisher was focused on fishing and gave me a few more photo ops.
“Hmmmm….I see you little fish.” Taking the plunge! Did he succeed?
Belted Kingfisher with his successful catch!
Over the parking lot to perch on a light pole to gulp down the meal.
The Belted Kingfisher then quickly gets back in action to perch and fish some more.
This last captured visitor to date, a Merlin Falcon, was an exciting surprise!
Look to the right. Look at Donna. Look to the left.
Merlin taking flight
Who knows what other visitors have already or might perch at any time. It’ll be interesting to keep watching and sharing throughout the fall and winter.
I do think we all know and agree that Bella, the Osprey Lady of the platform, would not approve of these trespasses!