HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Just HK (with a bit of blood)

It took a while to locate HK this afternoon. Finally,  I just sat in the car on Ware Neck Drive where I could see down the North Landing River to a few of his favorite perches. I heard eagle chatter before I saw one. But, I made one out heading fast towards the original Osprey nest with the binoculars. So, pedal to the metal, I drove around the block to S. Independence. And, there was HK in the original Osprey nest. He seemed nervous and perhaps in a defensive posture. I drove up and stayed in the car so as not to spook him. It was GREAT to have a spot of blue sky!

HK looked back and forth and up and down. I took this next shot and realized as peeked at it (I usually don't do this, but I wanted to check my ISO setting) that he seemed to have blood on his head.

I couldn't tell if it was a gash or from a previous meal. But, then HK took off and flew down the driving range.

 I drove to the clubhouse to see if I could get a closer look at HK's head (I'm a wildlife rehabilitator, so I wanted to check him out). But, he was still too far away. This is a full frame shot.

I left after an hour and a half, with HK still perched in the same tree. Hope he is ok. Be healthy, HK.

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