I wrapped up my Everglades Birding Photo Safari last night, and so I had some time to go through more of my shots. The other morning I took the group down to Flamingo, where our main location was the Eco Pond area. Before we arrived at the Eco Pond, however, I pulled to the side of the road and stopped. My class thought I was nuts; there didn’t seem to be anything there. Of course, I had scouted the area before and knew that an osprey had its primary territory right next to the road. Sure enough, this individual was perched only 50 feet away. We set up shop and waited for sunrise to light the bird.