I was up and out the door while it was still dark, heading for Fort Desoto Park. The sun was just coming up when I got there so I stopped at the East Beach turnaround to snap a few pictures with my phone before heading to the beach to look for birds.
I was out on the beach taking pictures of the reddish egret when I noticed this osprey coming in toward the beach with some dead branches in his talons. Looks like he was heading for a nest.
There are so many osprey at the park now. They are everywhere and are either adding to the nest or sitting on eggs. The one above had a half eaten fish and was flying in circles around me. It think he was being chased by another osprey.
This one was being harassed by a mockingbird while trying to eat his fish.
There are two different nest fairly close to each other and they were both screaming non-stop.
This nest is on top of the old smoke stack. She was constantly screaming as well.
Hopefully there will be lots of baby osprey soon.