The Okanagan is famous for its wine, and vineyards are raking it in and popping up like mushrooms on the floors of the valleys (this is actually one of the major development pressures threatening the scarce habitats). We found an unusual nitrogen subsidy taking place when we ended up on Road 22 outside Osoyoos. I will let the pictures do the talking.
Here he is, an osprey in a vineyard…
Hmmm. Maybe I shouldn’t have had that carp yesterday…
Hmmm. Something is about to happen…
Yep! There it is!
What? What you lookin’ at?
Heck with this, I’m going fishing.
Ain’t I majestic?
On a mission….yeah…
There were three osprey nests in very close proximity.
This one was closest to the road and was just being started.
In the nearby Osoyoos Oxbows, the osprey found abundant fish.
This area is an osprey-watcher’s dream.
I worry a bit though that not all of the power lines are fitted with shock-proofing insulators.