After dropping Jevan off at the school for his early morning field trip, Sydney and I parked at the old hospital in Lytton and we took a walk across the road. Standing on the Chief David Spintlum bridge you can see across to a large nest with an Osprey and her chicks.
I'm making these pics a bit large but I was so far away it was tough to get up close pictures, if the right side of the picture is cut off click on the pic to go to flickr and get a full view.
The nest is huge and doesn't look at all comfortable!
The chicks are rather ugly looking little creatures and when they finally showed they came up fighting each other.
It looks like she's looking down at her babies and giving them a stern talking to :) (Kind of reminds me of my house lol).
For a sec I thought she was going to haul off and belt the little buggers... but she just stretched her wing ;)
You know, sometimes I'm really amazed at how many animals I see on a trip into Lytton. In one day I saw the Osprey and her chicks, a deer crossed in front of me on the road, three marmots, one very dead doe laying on the side of the highway, a herd of baby sheep and then Sydney spotted a grouse and another deer, I think the only thing missing was the bears and coyotes. Quite often I see more animals than cars on Highway 12. Thursday was my sixth trip into town and now I can hang up my keys until I have to drive into Lillooet on Monday and two trips into Lytton on Tuesday. I have burned more fuel in the last four days than I have in moons... time to take a break! :)
Sydney has posted some pictures of herself performing as Lady McDuff in their Macbeth play, the reason for most of my trips into Lytton this past week. If you'd like to check them out visit her blog: Doodles.
Have a great weekend everyone! :)