Seems that my osprey couple found a fancier home on the more luxurious section of the river and that meant a more expensive boat. This boat belongs to the lottery winners who are also my neighbors and since it is spring break I think my neighbors are on travel...in Rome perhaps? Their loss and their unfortunate gain! Actually this is like watching a horror film because this hawk couple (while certainly ignorant of civilization) cannot endure another eviction this late in spring. I am sure that come the beginning of the next week when my neighbors are returning for the start of their girls' school session, all hell is going to break loose. This is such a delicate situation in that it is against the law to move these guys off if they have laid eggs! Although I think if you throw enough money at something it is not a problem.
As I walk out across my dock to check the sunset and to see if the baitfish are filtering in each evening, the female osprey throws a warning call in my direction and begins her wing flapping. Clearly she looks at me as the grizzly of the waters. It is a nicer boat, guys, but sometimes your reach may exceed your grasp!