Today we had a rather later start to our hiking adventure. It was a pleasant temperature outside the humidity seemed on the higher side to me but cleared out as we hiked through the day. As we started out with the wind blowing and light just right that we spotted an Eagle perched in a pine tree. It was confirmation for us that a week prior we thought we saw an immature eagle soaring low to the ground in a field heading towards the lake. Last year we had also seen something large soaring in this area but could never nail it down. Time will tell if this could be a common spot for sightings. I am not real knowledgeable with Bald Eagles but I get the sense this is a very mature eagle.
After our wonderful encounter with the eagle we continued on and heard our Osprey friend screaming. It was such a pleasant time watching the young Osprey explore its back yard and gaining confidence. This year the young one is not as much of a screamer as last years. Such a beautiful bird. We are surely going to miss the Ospreys when they move on.
After some time with the Osprey we decided to move along and explore some more of the river. We had visited this river last winter and fell in love with a particular area, so we decided to head over there. Boy it was gorgeous and we had seen two Great Blue Heron within our view. We could hear hawks screaming high in the air, and then they became louder. We then saw a young one come flying in to where we had been sitting and land in a tree not too far from my husband, who was taking some landscape shots of the area. The hawk quickly responded to other hawks calling and flew off, then an adult Red Tail hawk came screaming and soaring in and landed not too far from us. We had a nice little photo opportunity then off it went.
We started to head back and we came across the young Osprey again. After another photo opportunity with the young one we headed out and home.
What a great day it had been and how blessed we were to see so many wonderful wonders out there. So many babies soaring with their parents learning to survive on their own.