I got back from a two week visit to relatives in California to find that spring was in full swing here in Minnesota. On my walk around at the local marsh this afternoon, not only were the frogs, turtles, and birds visibly active, there was quite a lot of courtship singing and territorial fighting going on. I watched a pair of Osprey swoop, circle, dive, land on their stick nest, take off again, fly around more, then finally back at the nest get down to business — yes, that kind of business. I found an unobstructed view about 150 yards from the nest platform, propped my telephoto on my knees and shot 180 photos! Here is some of the action I witnessed.
Just as the finale was taking place, my camera blinked and quit — card full, battery dead. What a great experience.