My First Sighting of an Osprey!
The osprey, also known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk, is a large fish eating raptor. I'm being told this is a rare sighting at White Rock Lake. Here it is ruffling its feathers, known as a rouse. It was quite a distance from me so not great photos but awesome to spot him. I stayed there 20 minutes but all it did was watch the water below at the lower spillway steps. A great fishing spot according to the herons and egrets. There are 4 sub-species so this would be the North American one.
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis)
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