I've made my peace with ospreys.
I had a bad experience-traumatic-but now I can look into the steely eyes of the fish-hunting raptor without diving for cover.
It began innocently enough; a balmy evening, the swing of the bat at G.T. Bray, the setting sun.
Then, it hit me.
On the side of the head.
I reached up to explore what it was-and smooshed it into my hair.
Or more precisely: the droppings of 'Pandion haliaetus.'
The baseball players I was photographing laughed and pointed; my feelings about the situation were less amused.
But that's all in the past now. I'm on good terms with the fishermen of the sky.
As long as I have my hat on.