One of the most fun things about being a photographer based out of my home town has been to watch the osprey.
I am not sure I even knew what an osprey was before I started photographing them.
At some point one osprey nesting platform was erected along the river that flowed through town.
Eventually osprey began nesting there.
Then more nest platforms were constructed.
And that drew more nesting pairs of osprey to our area.
It is really amazing to see wildlife literally build their lives right around the community you live in.
Osprey have become a pretty regular feature in the area. They can be seen fishing the local bodies of water.
Or in the early spring they can be seen gathering nest materials and flying back to build their nests.