Free Flying

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As we drove into the Nature Preserve parking lot, we saw this Broad-winged Hawk making her entry as well. She parked in a tree across the field, where I was able to capture a couple photos. The best photo may be this one, as she grew nervous about our cameras and took flight to a more secure, and hidden location.

We have not been out to make a video for a few days. Teresa sprained her knee, and I have been getting in some extra biking with one of my sons. I hope we can get out sometime this week.

~ Rick


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Lunch To Go!

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I saw this scene play out twice yesterday. The first time, I did not see anything in the grasp of the hawks talons. The second time, captured in the above photo, the Red-Tailed Hawk appears to have caught a snake. She is being chased by a red-winged blackbird. The smaller bird chased the hawk for a long ways. That was the exactly situation when I saw the other hawk .. being chased by a Red-winged Blackbird. Ouch to go, anyone?

~ Rick


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This is My Lunch!

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Teresa and I drove up to Grand Lake Saint Marys this week. While we were hiking along the west side of the lake, we saw this Cooper’s hawk take down a small bird. Natures cycle of life, I guess.

Shortly after I took this photo, she flew off, with lunch. It was almost more than she could carry, but she made it.

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Osprey

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I was really excited when I saw this Osprey flying at Kiser Lake. Their diet is 100% fish, so I should not have been so surprised. When we fist saw her, I thought it was a hawk, but as we watched, and I capture this photo, I could tell we were looking at something different. I have only photographed one other Osprey prior to this photo. Very cool.

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Bald Eagles in Ohio

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I read a really interesting article in the Urbana Daily Citizen this week. Here is a link:

Ohio’s bald eagle nesting season underway

According to the article, there was only four bald eagles in Ohio in 1979. Today, 286 are nesting in Ohio, and 445 eaglets. That’s so cool.

The photo above is of an eagles nest just south of Piqua. I took this two days ago. I believe we will have young eagles in two to three weeks. Last year this couple produced two offspring. How cool is that.

~ Rick


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