This osprey seems to have caught a nice fish for lunch. It sat there for quite a while munching on it.
Now I want to vent a little . . . If you recall from last year, we had a pair of osprey building a nest on a platform by the river. All indications were that they would be nesting there and hopefully having babies. Then halfway through May, one of the osprey disappeared and I didn’t know why. This week I was talking to someone at the park and they said it was driven off by some a**h*** with a drone. Now I don’t have a problem with people using drones appropriately and following the rules but when they start harassing wildlife, it bothers me.
On Sunday I was at the park hoping to see the osprey. There was nothing there when I arrived but after about a half hour I saw two large birds flying downstream. As they got closer, some a**h*** with a drone on the other side of the river started flying his drone and it drove the two osprey off. I contacted the local parks and recreation department and they will monitor the situation at the park more frequently.
Anyway, I had to get that off my chest.