There is no doubt that my favorite time of year is Summer. I have loved the warmth of the summer since I was a child. That combined with having my children around makes the summer my favorite time of year. In fact, I would love to live in a location that had Spring, Summer and Fall and no Winter! Funny given my sons play hockey, the ultimate winter sport.
One of the things I enjoy most about the summer is the opportunity I get to observe a very active Osprey nest in Westhampton Beach, NY. There are several nesting platforms that have been provided by The Group for the East End, an environmental advocacy group that operates on the east end of Long Island, NY. They have provided 60 nesting poles that mimic the dead trees that Osprey usually love to nest and perch in. They are in the process of identifying locations for another 40 poles!
|Osprey Being Attacked by Red-winged Blackbirds|
One of my favorite observations is that of the Osprey returning to the nest. Photographing them at the peak of action enables you to capture tack sharp images. All of these images were made at sunset.
|Osprey Next Landing|