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Osprey nest

August 1, 2011

A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues at the paper wrote about the osprey nest platform the Nebraska Public Power District was putting up to prevent the raptors from frying themselves.

I am glad he did that story so I knew what I was looking at when I saw this west of Casper, Wyoming, last weekend:

The osprey on the nesting platform at right caught my eye because there was something red dangling from the edge of the nest that the bird was nomnomnoming on.

After I opened up the picture on my computer, I noticed the other birds.

Zooming in on the photo revealed two grainy but distinctly fake owls perched on each of the power poles in the left side of the photo (far left and far right), but at least one of the birds, the second bird from the left, is a live osprey. I couldn’t really tell for sure, but it appeared that the third-from-left bird was also non-plastic.

Guess those fake owls aren’t doing much good.

And now, a completely random (and somewhat creepy) second photo of birds that caught my eye on our drive through Wyoming last weekend. (Wish this was a better photo, but I just barely caught it.)

A broken billboard and a man with two ravens where his eyes should be.

Creeeepy . . .

Copyright 2011 by Katie Bradshaw

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 2, 2011 10:11 am

    You have an abundance of observant curiosity !

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