Friday, November 14, 2008

Osprey in restaurant parking lot in St Pete

We stepped out of our car at a restaurant in St Pete and this just caught my eye. I reached right back in the car for my camera. I could not believe my luck. Behind the Osprey is a blackbird. There were several in the tree, but the Osprey was not about to let them chase him away.

When we came back out after eating the Osprey was gone.
Such luck to be there just at the right time.
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13 comments:

Darla said...

You are blessed when it comes to great photo opps. I believe this is the new Florida State bird, the children got to vote during the election. The website still says Mockingbird though.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful bird, Leedra... He is truly posing for the picture!!!!

Lynne said...

Cool pictures Leedra! I've found that for me getting bird pictures is lots of patience and lots of luck.

Richard said...

Right place...right time...only way to bird. Most of my best discoveries are this way. Some call it luck..I call it a reward for slowing down and looking at all nature has provided us.

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Shellmo said...

Leedra - great eye! And it looks like he's eying you AND the blackbird at the same time.

Rambling Round said...

What wonderful birds! Your photography is beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.It is wise to always be ready to capture that perfect or rare photo opportunity.

Mildred said...

Such a delight to view your photos.

Denise said...

Oh my goodness, beautiful photos. Such a lucky day you had there. Great, great captures.

Jen said...

He looks like he's saying I'm not going anywhere to that black bird.

Question--is he missing a leg? Only see one claw in all the pictures.

Rose said...

I would have been too excited for words had I got to take these pictures...they are wonderful.

Bradley Myers said...

Great capture Leedra, the Osprey is a beautiful bird.