Thought y’all might enjoy the other end of the fledgling osprey’s flight.
After being puzzled by watching us watching her,
the youngster took off to practice her new skills.
The leap into the open space surrounding the nest is one step.
The next is to safely stick a landing.
This female osprey fledgling seemed as intent on watching my friends and I
as she was in making sure her feet were going to meet the branch at the right angle.
And, yes, she made a great landing!
I heard that a blue-headed vireo had been seen at Jordan Lake.
I didn’t even know there was such a vireo.
This morning I was photographing a mixed flock of palm, prairie and pine warblers.
There appeared in this busy flock of “yellow” birds a bird with a startling eye-ring –
hallmark of a vireo.
Another bird got added to my life list: blue-headed vireo.