While I was watering the garden late this afternoon, I heard a very vocal bird. I thought perhaps it was actually a tiny bird with a big voice but as I looked up just before coming inside I saw this beautiful bird! I thought my noticing him/her would quiet his/her voice and/or chase it away but I had time to go inside, get my camera, come back and shoot several photos. I never did see it leave so I guess it feels very secure up there in the trees.
Anyone know what type of bird it is? I can only guess as far as hawk of some type. It looks so soft and cuddly .... aren't looks so deceiving?! Update: My neighbor just told me it's an osprey. I should know that, shouldn't I?