I have several favorite spots in the area for shooting. Along the Dry Canyon Trail is one place. Another is Fireman's Pond near the airport.
I go there for dragonflies and waterfowl, but sometimes I come across larger birds, such as Osprey. I have found three nest sites within a mile of the pond and am sure the nest owners often visit the pond. I have seen upwards of four birds there at one time.
However, one day I came across a single bird which circled the pond, made several unsuccessful dives and then returned to circling above. Later, as I was checking out a dragonfly on a nearby weed, a large shadow passed over me. I looked up just in time to see the Osprey take wing after a successful dive.
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