The Empty Nest….Not Quite

I’VE NEVER SEEN OSPREYS THIS CLOSE-UP!!!

THE FORESTER ARTIST

Osprey portrait in pen and ink.

The osprey family has been quite busy lately.  The young birds have been practicing for their first flight.

The parents had been flying around the tower trying to entice the fledglings to take wing.

Then the heat came.  We had seven straight days over 108 and it peaked at 116.  It was way too hot in the nest tower!

This was the incentive to motivate the young osprey to fly.  After the first day of extreme heat, they fled the tower.

Down along the river in the shady oak trees is where they took refuge.

When the heat settled down, back to the tower they went. After, being in the tree I thought they might not return to the tower.  As it turns out they weren’t entirely ready to give up the nest.

They still want to roost there at night, and they know…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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