Ospreys Over Abilene, Mid-October


More than one Osprey visited the Big Country; two were seen regularly at Lake Fort Phantom and two at Lake Kirby. The Osprey at Dyess AFB (above photo) was photographed again doing what it likes to do: eat fish. Because water plays such an important role in wildlife’s existence, our photos this time reflect birds that depend on water.


These Wood Ducks seen in Cedar Creek in NE Abilene inhabit riparian areas, swamps, or marshes. Evidentally no one told them about dry West Texas.

Check out the Mid-October photo gallery for more Osprey, Wood Ducks, and other birds that depend on water. And if you think these pictures are all about birds, you’d be wrong. John got lucky again and found a bobcat lazing in the warm sun.