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Checking on the Ospreys

Osprey
Osprey Nest

Thought everyone would like to get an update on some of our nesting Osprey! Babies are growing up fast and theu are already starting to look like mom and dad. Shouldn’t be too long before they start flying!

Osprey
Quick look at mom and the baby!

Osprey
”Mom, is dad coming with the fish”?

Osprey
Dad is hanging out at the local power pole!


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29 responses

  1. Sarah Hurst

    Oh ho, first to comment!! Great shots, I can’t wait for them to fly!

    2 July 2008 at 10:10 pm

  2. WOW! Fantastic shots. Are these the ones by the Friends boat launch (I think that’s what it’s called) over by Quaker Lake? How did you get such straight on shots? Mine are pointed straight up.

    2 July 2008 at 10:24 pm

  3. @ Sarah . . . yeah to being first! It shouldn’t be too long before they start flying!
    @ Amy – thanks and they are from Friends Boat Launch (except the last shot)! I am using my 400mm, so I am further back than you are! But the first picture is with me almost under the nest!

    2 July 2008 at 11:24 pm

  4. Great photos! How many babies are there?

    2 July 2008 at 11:48 pm

  5. Lisa at Greenbow

    What fun to watch Ospreys nest. The young are looking more like adults. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch one fly for the first time.

    3 July 2008 at 3:27 am

  6. They build really big nests, don’t they? McMansions of the bird world.

    3 July 2008 at 5:54 am

  7. Pam

    Awesome photos! Thanks for the update. It’s fun to watch these guys grow up!

    3 July 2008 at 6:29 am

  8. How beautiful Tom!

    3 July 2008 at 7:10 am

  9. They’re wonderful! Great photos, thanks for sharing.

    3 July 2008 at 8:00 am

  10. Looking nice and healthy – big nest for them, too.

    3 July 2008 at 9:18 am

  11. Sherri

    Great shots Tom, they look like they’re almost ready to take their first flights!

    3 July 2008 at 10:07 am

  12. Hope you are able to capture shots of their first flight!

    3 July 2008 at 11:29 am

  13. Love the mom & chick photos! Luck you to be able to watch them nest!

    3 July 2008 at 1:01 pm

  14. Are those the guys by Quaker Lake?

    3 July 2008 at 1:39 pm

  15. That’s great news……. and beautiful photographs.

    3 July 2008 at 2:03 pm

  16. Amazing images Tom, they are such beautiful creatures, well done !! 🙂

    3 July 2008 at 2:10 pm

  17. Oh gosh! How wonderful! Kudos…Great shots. 🙂

    3 July 2008 at 2:33 pm

  18. Oh – I love that mom (or dad) and baby together in the nest. The baby looks really small to me – but I know from my own nest pictures that they look different sizes in every shot. How nice that you can watch. We get a TON of Osprey in the spring in the State Park near me – but they just won’t nest on the platforms – they go somewhere else – wish I knew where!!!

    3 July 2008 at 6:21 pm

  19. @ Debbie – thanks and that nest only has one!
    @ Lisa – they are fun to watch! Thanks
    @ Wren – they sure do! Thanks
    @ Pam – thanks and glad you enjoyed!
    @ Jayne – thanks
    @ Laura – thanks
    @ Marty – very large nest!
    @ Sherri – thanks and still a while until they are able to fly!
    @ Shelley – I have seen them before take their first flight (well and older pair)!
    @ Adam – they are fun to watch!
    @ scienceguy – these guys are at Friends Boat Launch and Rt. 280!
    @ Birdlady – thanks and glad you enjoyed!
    @ Bernie – thanks and glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the stumble!
    @ Lana – so glad you enjoyed!
    @ BirdGirl – they are still very tiny! Give them time and they just might!

    3 July 2008 at 9:22 pm

  20. Another sweet series! Please keep us posted on the fledglings’ progress:)

    3 July 2008 at 10:47 pm

  21. Way cool! Now that’s one bird I would love to see. Hopefully I will when I head down to Monterey later this year. But, of course, I probably would not see any newly hatched or fledged. Oh well. ;o)

    4 July 2008 at 10:50 am

  22. Grace

    Love the pictures of mom and the baby!

    4 July 2008 at 12:18 pm

  23. Lyn Conklin

    Hi, just found your beautiful photos of the Ospreys. What a treat to be able to see and photograph them. I’m an Osprey featherhead from the DPOF Osprey site.

    5 July 2008 at 2:40 am

  24. Marg

    Wonderful shots-I wish I had a local Osprey to check on.

    Did you see this it’s pretty neat! I hope you get this too

    5 July 2008 at 4:55 pm

  25. Great photos of the Osprey mom and baby. Wish I had a nest like that around here.

    6 July 2008 at 12:21 pm

  26. Mel

    WOW! Great shots! Amazing family portrait 😉

    6 July 2008 at 10:56 pm

  27. The Osprey nests always look too big. When I see them I first think they are eagles nests. Lots of room for the babies! Great photos!

    7 July 2008 at 10:26 am

  28. Another great shot. I was in the Keys last weekend and snapped these Osprey shots:

    http://joec66.blogspot.com/2008/07/osprey.htm

    8 July 2008 at 9:54 pm

  29. Great photos!-But I am a little disappointed.-I took photos of an Osprey nest today and they’re not as nice as those-no surprise there.

    19 July 2008 at 1:44 pm

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