I always check out each bird in a vulture kettle.
The raptors of all sorts often soar in the thermals together.
This morning a red-tailed hawk joined the black vultures.
I happened to catch the two species at almost the same focal distance for a colorful photo.
2:57 minute slide show at https://youtu.be/YGkBBytfyJE
Ace the Osprey has a favorite perch for eating his fish that he has caught at Jordan Lake.
One of the security lights makes a perfect table.
The slideshow gives you detailed moments to enjoy his power and grace as he makes his approach and landing. Enjoy!
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on July 2, 2015 the final osprey chick of the Jordan Lake family fledged
please watch the video at http://youtu.be/vid4GPPj8-4
You just never know when an eagle will appear – or where it will land.
In this case the landing pad is one of the warning signs at the Jordan Lake dam.
The eagle balanced on the thin edge for four minutes.
My friend and I were still discussing the strange perch when a second adult eagle came up river.
The second eagle flew by the first eagle. Neither bird made a sound or seemed to notice each other.
The second eagle soared out over the dam and on to the lake.
The first eagle eventually gave up its balancing act and flew a very short distance – and this time landed in a pine.