Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sandra's Saturday

Below is the field my husband flies his radio control planes in. He left at 7:30 this morning with me following him. He has told me tales every day for 2 weeks of the Male Osprey that brings a fish to the Female and she feeds the babies. Today was my 3rd try for that photo.


I drove in and walked out behind a building to look up at the nest, and as I turned the corner and it came in view, the male dropped in the nest with the fish and handed it off to the female. NO! I screamed, I am not close enough. NO! as he flew away.
As i snapped away the mother kept starting down at me, the babies were screaming FEED ME! FEED ME! the daddy sat 100 yards away SCREEEEEEEE! SCRRRRRRRRRRRRE
The mothers tail feathers went up and down, up and down, i could not see what she was doing, but I know she was feeding bits of the fish to those loud, loud babies. I watched her for 10 minutes and got nothing but butt shots.
I turned my camera to the Male, See the white arrow, that is where he was sitting and calling to her, I took the above shot without my telephoto extended. I thought he is to far away but I will try it.
Even though I walked to the bottom of the pole, these two are the best I could do. He sat up there watching me.If you enlarge you can see him looking down at me. those poles are really high. I wish you could have heard it. The sounds alone were worth the visit.



The story here is not about the birds, but the fact that it cost me 20.00. I thought, since I am out early, I will take my wireless keyboard with me (it has been stopping and starting on me, YES I changed the batteries). I get to Staples and they don't open until 9 on Saturdays. K-Mart is next door. I think I can't sit here in the car for 15 minutes so I head for the door and as I step in I see Buy One Get One Free!
YIKES...........it's plus size T-shirts and I really NEED a couple. I take 8 (yes 8) to the dressing room and 15 minutes later, walk out the door with 2 shirts for 20 bucks. YIPEE my husband will be soooo proud of me. Photos AND saving money in the same trip.

the keyboard is fine, the problem is the computer. OH NO! (that's another story)

8 comments:

Ginny said...

What a cool day you've had. I love hearing about your day. We have high winds supposedly over 50 MPH today, it it cut off the power to the whole one side of town, into another town!! Fortunatly we are on the good side! My day is just starting up, as we are going to a car museum in a few minutes (think Elvis' Cadillac). I love the pictures! You did get a good shot of the Mr. I was very frustrated for you as I read the story, but then it struck me as hilarious, the way you wrote it, complete with the sound effects I love! No BUTTS about it!!!

photowannabe said...

Seems like life is always interesting for you. I think you got great pictures of the Ospray considering how high up the nest is located.
At least you got some new t-shirts...hope your computer gets well soon....

Stacey Dawn said...

More computer issues? Uh-oh - hope these are easier on you than the last ones! I like your photos! Great story and of course the sale is awesome!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are fantastic Sandra!! What a fabulous nest and I like that profile photo with the lights! Wow..I see the arrow and is that high! Sky so blue! Happy you got some T Shirts too!! Have a wonderful day!

Tipper said...

Photos and saving money-what more could you ask for : ) Love the pics you did manage to get!

Catherine said...

Love the osprey story - wish you could have gotten the pictures you wanted 'cause I know you wanted the one with the fish! Another day.....

Yeah on the unexpected sale you got. I'm sure you know from P&M I love sales & coupons.

DawnTreader said...

I admire your perseverance...! I find it hard enough to get little flowers to pose for me lately (there's been a hard wind blowing the last few days...)

Love your sound effects, too!
And nothing like a good bargain to finish off the adventure.

Snapper II said...

I don't see how you got these close ups of the Osprey. Did you get a new lense or did you climb the light pole.