Friday, May 25, 2012

An Osprey in Flight...

Dedicated to Dixie Jane...

"Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer,
simpler state of being which we may strive to attain."
Doug Coupland

Today I got to see Osprey in flight and sitting on their nests...
California Gulls and more California Gulls...
brine shrimp...some even doing the brine shrimp fandango...
and little squiggly things...
and Tufa...
and more Tufa...
and Sand Tufa...

The head of the volunteer training even showed us how Tufa is made!
She took fresh water...added a bit of calcium...
then poured it into a cup of lake water...
and voila!!!
Tufa started to form!!!

Fly on over to Skywatch Friday to see more participants!


  1. Ospreys in flight are so magnificent and the tufa is beautiful!

  2. Beautiful capture of the Osprey in flight! Have a happy Memorial weekend.

  3. Beautiful shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. I see you're having fun and learning at Mono Lake.

  5. I'm impressed you knew it was an osprey.

  6. A beautiful photo, and a scientific fun fact - you have it all covered today! Thanks!!

  7. A beautiful post, I think Dixie Jane would love it.

  8. Thanks Black Jack and Carol!!! I enlarged the photo several times to focus on the Osprey!

    Thanks eileeninmd!!! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend...

    Thanks Gary and Boom!!!

    I am Bibi!

    Actually Margaret...the training leader identified the Osprey!!! I just caught it on the memory card!!!

    Thanks Adele! Learning new things is what it's all about!!!

    Thank you Petrea...When I previewed my post I immediately thought of her...

  9. Another place I haven't been in a very long time!

  10. Well'd better come on up some time!!!

  11. You are such a busy, active woman... I had to look up Tufa (not tofu)

    I love the framing and angle of the magnificent osprey.


  12. Thanks Genie!!! According to our leader...the Tufa here in Mono Lake is one of three sites of Tufa in North America!!! I enlarged the osprey multiple times!!!