I finally spotted the Osprey that had been calling, plaintively, for several minutes. By the time I raised my camera he had ducked down. The nest alone made an artsy silhouette on this grey day.
The Osprey is probably a juvenile, calling for a parent and hoping to get fed from the sound. An hour or so later he flew some laps around the area, and paused in this tree.
Then the sun came out and I saw the nest from a different angle, well placed in swamp.
August 26, 2022
Cypress Gardens, Moncks Corner, SC