Just over a week ago today we drove down to the Potomac River, for another walk.
Much to our surprise, we realized that the biking trail we saw, was the one my dear other half and I used to travel many times. I am going back over 46 years' ago, when we bought bicycles to ride the local trails. This was when we started married life living in a small apartment in Alexandria.
We let the bicyclists enjoy their rides, and we headed in another direction. The ducks we found right away.
On the other side and not too far from where we parked the car, we could see National Harbor in Maryland. It is another place on the list, and it has been a while since our last visit.
We walked along for a while, keeping pace with the ducks.
Shortly afterwards we found an Osprey sitting on its nest.
There was only one bird keeping watch, and I thought perhaps its mate was fishing. It wasn't until I saw later on my laptop screen, in the photo below, one more Osprey. The nest wasn’t very far away. I could just make out a bird on the top of the floating platform, and I am assuming it was the mate. It is hard to see but if you go to the blue folding chair off-center-right, and look up that center pole to the roof, there is a contraption with another thin pole attached, and on top of that is the Osprey. Its head is tucked in so it's hard to see.
Here is another shot of its mate looking after the nest. Unfortunately, a plastic bag seems to have been tangled within its branches. Maybe the bag was caught on the wind and that's where it landed.
There will be more of our trip in my next post.
Thanks for visiting and have a happy day!