I get many bird questions when campers are visiting Allegany State Park. Some of those questions asked include “Where is the best place to go birding?” or “What is the rarest bird that can be found in the park?”! But the most commonly asked question “is that an Eagle nest I sw when I enter the park?”! I am always happy to say “those birds called an Osprey”! It is truly sad when these birds migrate south because I will no longer get any of these Osprey (Eagle) questions! It has been a week since I saw my last Osprey and I am starting to feel like our local birds have finally headed south.
I wanted to let everyone know that these two amazing Osprey photos were taken by Young Naturalist J this summer. I remember we were across from the Quaker Lake Osprey platform and looking for some Bobolinks in the Grassland. Young Naturalist J saw an Osprey flying around and just started taking pictures with my camera!
So . . . . while looking for some Osprey photos this evening. . . . I came across these pictures that he captured . . . . then said “WOW, these actually turned out much better than I remembered them being” and then cropped them a little. Do you ever get the feeling that some of these kids are naturals when it comes to certain things?