HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Saturday, October 3, 2015

HK and Sterling: Together Again

We had to cut our vacation short due to a possible hurricane, so before the weather changed dramatically, I headed out to check on things at Honey Bee. As I turned onto S. Independence, I could see HK in the original Osprey nest. As I pulled up, he promptly took off.

It was another 2 hours before I found him again AND.........HK was with Sterling (although I was unsure about that at the time)! Here, they look at each other.

And here, they look away and around.

HK suddenly dove down to the first fairway on the golf course, and I broke into a run.

I ran between a couple of trees to see if I could spot him, and twisted my knee in the process. HK had stolen something from a larger bird, maybe a gull, and was about ready to take off.

I got off a few shots. This was my favorite. I could not determine what the prey was. HK flew off and did not land back in the Osprey nest.

Now to determine if this was actually Sterling. I was pretty sure it was, based on several years of observing her. I just sat and waited for her to leave. And she did not disappoint.

There was her single, silver USGS band gleaming in the overcast conditions. Great to see you, my pretty!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere Pam! You have been missed, along with your fantastic pictures from this nest...