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 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!