The random pictures of evilmike

Not the Regular Osprey

It's not unusual to see an osprey perched on a dead palm tree across the street. This morning however, as I was heading out, I glanced over and realized that it wasn't the usual bird. Now,I don't have any special skill to tell one osprey from another. On the other hand, I am quite able to tell the difference between an osprey and a bald eagle.

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Still Not the Regular Osprey

Taken a few days after the first -- now with better light:
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Ultimately, the eagle moved on, and an opportunistic starling claimed the perch:
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A Watchful Eye
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Today, I went looking for birds, and found this gopher tortoise instead. (I did hear a number of birds, but, for the most part, they were content to stay hidden in the trees.)
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