Greens the osprey
Added to their nest
Have managed to grow.
Our ospreys have gone upscale,
Adding landscaping to their roost.
From his Adirondack chair
On his deck, my father
Notices the female in the nest
Raising her wings above her chicks
And the male perched firmly outside the nest
And very likely noticing dad right back.
Mom is inside with the grandsons
Off goes the male to hunt
And back he comes to feed his brood.
“She’s the boss,” dad says,
Nodding to the nest.
“She’s the boss,” the osprey calls right back.