By Bill Birdsong
January 22, 2022

“Confrontation” Photo courtesy of Bill Birdsong

Editor’s Note: Bill Birdsong sent this photo taken as an osprey pearched on the limb of a fallen tree in his neighborhood retention pond. Ospreys are rarely visitor to the pond. It appeared the Anhinga provoked the osprey as he “waddled” on his web feet toward the Osprey. Who prevailed? According to Bill, the Anhinga won because the Osprey simply flew away.

William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida and entered the military in 1962. He retired from the Air Force in 1992. While on active duty he served as a Korean linguist, and as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. His second retirement was from the University of California, Davis.

In 2000, Bill and his wife Susie moved to Amelia Island. Bill is a volunteer at the Amelia Island Museum of History, and plays in the Nassau County Community Band. Photography has been his hobby during his retirement years. We thank Bill for his contribution to the Fernandina Observer.

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Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes
4 months ago

Great shot! I always love Bill’s photos, and especially the stories they tell.

Margo Story
Margo Story
4 months ago

Always at the right place…….great shot Bill!!

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