Since we will be heading north in a couple of weeks, I have been spending as much time as I can on my wonderful deck. This morning I was out there, soaking up the sun (but not too much since I have had skin cancer) and reading my latest favorite author (local author Randy Wayne White)(remember me telling you about the booksigning) when I heard an Osprey screeching. Now, believe me, these birds are LOUD! They can be waaayyy up in the air and you can still hear them loud and clear. I finally spotted the one making all the noise, then I heard another and another. There were three Ospreys flying around in circles. One of the birds was considerably smaller than the other two and instead of soaring on the wind was madly flapping his wings and doing a lot of diving. What I was observing was a mom and dad Osprey teaching their offspring to fly! It was pretty amazing. Finally the little one had had it and with a lot of flapping and diving, headed back to the nest. I love hanging out on my deck!
Oh, and if I ever see him I will try to get a picture of the bullfrog (or whatever kind of frog he is) who keeps me awake half the night croaking! That is the downside to my beautiful deck.