Osprey Sighting in Rocklin 1-11-2017

In between the deluge of rain that the latest January storm has brought us, the sun decided to make an appearance for a day before the rain returned. We happened to catch sight of an Osprey passing through the local Rocklin area on this day. It is difficult to tell from the photos but this bird is much larger in size than many of the raptors we commonly see in the area. It also has a a voice distinctly different from other local birds. The Osprey spent some time hovering in one spot before deciding to move on. Our resident Red Shouldered Hawks did not seem to be keen on its presence in their territory as there was quite a bit of vocal activity going on while the Osprey was present.