I heard there was a pair of osprey nesting near or on Martin Meadow Pond, which is located in nearby Lancaster, NH. We decided to take our little boat, “The Black Pearl Too”, out for a voyage of exploration (aka: fishing, drifting lazily along in the sunshine and taking photographs of birds and wildlife we might see. To my great delight, a pair of loons popped up out of the water next to our boat and joined us in a fishing foray.
For the uninitiated, trying to get a clear photo of swimming birds while in a boat that’s constantly bobbing up and down is like trying not to spill a glass of water while riding a bike on a gravel road. We won’t even talk about the osprey, which did put in an appearance and gave us quite a show of catching a large trout (show off!!) and flying off with it’s meal. At this point I made a “note to self”…make sure you have a fully charged battery in your camera BEFORE you go out to take photos. Sigh…. lesson learned!