Dinner Seating with a View _Not an Osprey After all!

Ken and I had to take the long route back home this afternoon and took advantage of photographing the changes that had taken place in the high winds overnight. When I thought I had quite a few to choose from, we happened upon this (osprey)* with his fish! In the frame was another (osprey)* and 3 hopeful crows on the rocks against a backdrop of at least 100 Canada geese! I wanted to share it all, but it was quite busy, so by degrees, I finally settled on cropping out the rest.

When we left here, we came across five deer on a lawn! It doesn't rain, but it pours, even on a blue-sky day! (Another book, perhaps! And thank you all for such kind remarks about how my last posting of the book page came together!)

* Nov 5th_Ken looked up and compared juvenile osprey and bald eagles, and no question now, this is a young bald eagle! Had to add an update with thanks to him for researching this!
A fabulous capture and reflection
posted November 5th, 2018  
nice fav
posted November 5th, 2018  
What a wonderful sight that must have been and a great trip back home. A great shot and lovely reflection.
posted November 5th, 2018  
Sounds like you had an amazing day! Great to see the osprey here.
posted November 5th, 2018  
I think this must have been the icing on the cake of a wonderful day! Just to see all those birds and animals must have been so exciting! I love this crop of the osprey with his dinner- a fabulous bird!
posted November 5th, 2018  
We had those wnds too. Took a lot of leaves down
posted November 5th, 2018  
A wonderful capture, his markings are so clear! And I love his reflection. Sounds like you had a lovely day!
posted November 5th, 2018  
Absolutely love birds of prey!
posted November 5th, 2018  
Great capture of this wonderful juvenile bald eagle.
posted November 5th, 2018  
Great capture, Louise...You and I posted similar shots :).
posted November 5th, 2018  
@pamknowler FYI...thought you'd find it interesting!

@seattlite Love your beautiful photo of the adult!
posted November 5th, 2018  
It is a lovely shot!
posted November 5th, 2018  
wonderful story, enjoyed every word and imagined the feeling of seeing all that wildlife happening at once. I do like what you settled on doing with the image :)
posted November 5th, 2018  
Awesome meeting and fav. capture.
posted November 5th, 2018  
He'll get more handsome as he gets older.
posted November 5th, 2018  
@koalagardens Thank you for that kind, resounding approval! Not that an osprey wouldn't have been a delightful sight, but to learn it was a young bald eagle seemed even a little more exciting!

@pyrrhula It certainly was, Ferry! They're such huge and powerful birds!

@tunia Interesting that we tend to think of "babies" as *SO CUTE*, but yes, this strapping raptor will be a handsome fellow by spring!
posted November 6th, 2018  
Superb capture of the juvenile. And looks like a rough patch of weather!
posted November 6th, 2018  
@taffy Oh, this was when it had finally calmed down a bit! 24 hours before...and most of this day, the winds lashed the trees at gale force! There were even waves with white caps on the river! The trees are now pretty well stripped! Autumn seems to be over! and Taffy, Thanks!
posted November 6th, 2018  
Wow... great capture!
posted November 6th, 2018  
Great bird shot, you have a good research assistant.
posted November 6th, 2018  
PS I thought of you when I posted today's violin image. Often think of you when I photograph music!
posted November 6th, 2018  
FAVtastic!
posted November 6th, 2018  
Great capture
posted November 6th, 2018  
This is beautiful. Love the reflection.
posted November 6th, 2018  
Wonderful capture - he really looks menacing out there among the rocks. The light is lovely
posted November 6th, 2018  
Just spotted that this wasn’t an osprey after all. Great work Ken! I think this answers our questions about the pair we saw when one had white sploges all over and we thought it was an osprey but it was with an adult bald eagle. Now we know!
posted November 7th, 2018  
Oh wow what an exciting day.................great shot of this juvenile bald eagle and his reflection!
posted November 7th, 2018  
What a beauty! We are blessed to have a nesting pair about 3 miles away. Defiantly a immature Eagle!!
posted November 8th, 2018  
@brillomick Thanks for the double validation, Mickey! Pam @pamknowler and I photographed a pair of raptors in a tree earlier in the month at another location, so I think we now have our answer with a greater certainty! Most appreciated!
posted November 8th, 2018  
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