last hours of my birding trip found me cursing the heavy downpours and searching for just "one more bird, please!" This osprey was nearly waiting for me at the finish line. It was a stare down and a chance to give thanks to this totem. As on cue, the sky darkened and a steady rain began to fall again. It was farewell for now as this osprey flew away from me and to all his bird friends to let them know, "she'll be back..."