As the machine neared, the Osprey lifted off and flew in my direction. Oh, if I only had time to set my camera when these opportunities arise.
Out over the road, sizing me up and heading straight into the loader. It must have a nest in the area and was being very defensive.
No matter how brave it was, it simply could not match the big yellow machine. It took one good look at that and headed back to the woods. Flash, bam, alakazam; it was there, and it was gone - all in under 20 seconds! I was glad I was there, too, as it was the best, close-up view I have had of an Osprey in quite some time.