Sunday, January 03, 2016


We were relaxing at a lake's edge when an Osprey landed in a tree about 75 yards from us. He stayed there for about 30 minutes for our enjoyment.

I thank the Lord for the birds He sends my way to observe.

 ID Osprey by the white neck and full white breast. Broad black cheek patch with a white patch above. It is found along rivers, lakes and coasts. It gains a lot of its food from diving and catching fish. It hovers from 30' to 100' before diving to catch fish. It is mostly a migrant in the Missouri area, though there seems to be some locals that I see occasionally.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Immature Red Tailed Hawk


Looking at the bird keys, the white breast and the white eye stripe and the smaller head and neck points to an immature Red Tailed Hawk.