Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Osprey at Ft. Pickens
I was excited to finally see an Osprey this week. Actually I saw three of them Sunday morning and for a few minutes I actually forgot about the oil spill and things seemed normal again. It was a good feeling.
Generally I see several Osprey during my Ft. Pickens turtle patrols, gliding high above the Gulf searching for fish or perched of a piece of driftwood finishing off their catch. Though there are probably a dozen nests in the park, they've been absent on the beach lately and I was concerned.
Osprey are sometimes referred to as sea hawks or fish eagles. They are just incredible to watch as they teach the fledglings to fish.