The Ospreys were very active, cavorting in the air and working on their nest on top of the intake structure:
This is kind of interesting because it shows how their tip flight feathers splay and curve up to act as [what human aircraft designers call] winglets:
Of course, Osprey were using winglets long before humans produced the first inkling of aerodynamic lift.
Got a good look at this Heron from across a little inlet, who also got a good look at me, naturally:
A bit later, paddling out of the inlet, I reached for my camera to get a few more pictures of the Ospreys overhead, when I heard a floof floof floof right behind my starboard side. The heron passed within a paddle’s-length of me.
Whenever I’ve become very familiar seeing something from one angle, like the spillway from the lake side:
I always find it interesting when I suddenly get a look at it from the other side. I was wandering around the Lake Rabon park below the dam when I suddenly realized “OH… This is where the spillway spills out!”:
It didn’t look like it had been used in a long time. If there were leaves on the trees, you could easily miss it entirely.