Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Osprey! A First Time Visit


I had forgotten how big these feathered fellows are.  I used to keep track of a nesting pair in Inverness, California--but this is the first time that I have been close enough to an Osprey here to positively ID it.  We've been nearly twenty years on the island and this is the first time I have seen one of these incredible birds in one of our trees.  Bald Eagles "yes"--but till today, Ospreys "no".  Here's hoping we see him again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Treasure Island Sunset for the Collection

For those of us who love sunsets--this was a pretty good one.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Looking us Over?


This is getting interesting.  Our friend the swan is back with another.  Not only that--but they were back yesterday as well.  They are so shy that it is hard to believe they are checking out Treasure Island as a nesting site.  Only time will tell.  Every year we have our share of geese scouting the property--but this is a first for swan pairs.

As you can see by the railing--they came right to the front steps.  We don't have the big pier in as yet so these steps lead right to the water.