Osprey Heaven

There is a marsh in the ACE Basin of the South Carolina Lowcountry. I’ve visited it several times. Today I observed four Ospreys working it in search of a meal. They watch me, but are not afraid. They are curious. When our eyes meet through the camera lens, I smile. I call this place Osprey Heaven.

Hovering before the dive on a fish. They hit the water with a loud SMACK, sometimes fully submerged.

The site is a circular route across dikes remaining from old rice fields, on a Wildlife Management Area (WMA.) Getting to the place is a three mile round trip. I could walk it if I had to, but taking my bicycle is a lot easier on my bum ankle.

Besides Ospreys, a lot of other my other favorite birds call it home too.

Great Blue Heron, landing gear down.

Mottled Ducks.

Wood Stork.

Roseate Spoonbill.

Royal Tern.

Can’t wait to go back!

Published by Larry Maras

Nature Photographer in Summerville, SC.

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