I love going out and searching for wildlife, but I also love when they come to me. This morning I was greeted by a small herd of Whitetail Deer in my back yard, I listened to the calls of loons all night, and these osprey watch over my house from their tower in the summertime. Their return is always cause for great joy... They returned yesterday.
This will be our third Summer in this house. The first Summer the two baby Osprey did not survive. Last Summer two were also hatched. I know for sure that one didn't make it, and it's doubtful the other lived. I hope the third year will be the charm and that all the offspring will survive. For now I am just grateful that our resident Osprey survived their migration and returned home safely to us.