Last night, during our sunset walk at Salt Point in Lansing, Joe and I got some nice views of the osprey pair sharing a fish on the platform edge. When we were ready to leave (it was getting quite dark by then) one osprey was down incubating presumably while the other stayed alert on the perch (ha-ha... fish or pole or both). Some movement along the outside of the nest caught Joe's attention. Although the light was terrible, I could see a long, twitching tail with a slight notch and very quick movements. Blue gray gnatcatcher I'm guessing. The little bird and the big osprey had to have been aware of each other but unbothered by each other's presence. The little bird worked its way around the edge and then into the nest itself before it got too dark to see anymore. What was going on? Gleaning bugs? Anyone else seen this? Could it have been some species other than gnatcatcher?
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