We’re having a nice morning at Cove East. Sparrows are singing. There’s a Clarks Grebe in the marina. Magpies working on nests. Avocets on the delta.
We’re most of the way back to the truck and I’m thinking “Magpies nesting – is that something interesting?” I’m the guy who says “There’s always something interesting at Cove East.” What’s up?
Suddenly there’s an Osprey low overhead. With a fish. Circling. Gaining altitude. Right overhead.
Out to the east, over the marsh, here comes trouble. A Bald Eagle. Eagles take fish from Osprey. Better than working.
The Osprey heads west, Eagle in pursuit. Who had lunch?
Yes. There’s always something interesting at Cove East.
As a note: Around Tahoe, if you see an Osprey with a fish, look around for Baldy. And a possible aerial battle.