Ospreys are large raptors that can be seen through out the United States. One hangs out by the channel in Albert Lea.
The same Osprey caught, ate a gar and washed up after.
Red Shouldered Hawk
Killldeer on a Sandbar
A group of 8 Brits came down at the Rio to see birds of prey mostly. This was the second encounter with the group. The last was a very cold windy day at Estero.
Here is a photo of my birding buddy, Paul, one of the best birders we met. Thanks
Sorry to say we could not see the Red-billed Pigeon, the targeted bird for the trip.