Saturday, May 27, 2017

Osprey!

We stopped by one of the Osprey nest platforms near the valley the other day, and there they were.  One sitting on the nest, and one standing guard across the road.

This is the setting, a rural country road, with far too many poles and wires, and a separate pole with an Osprey nest platform on it.

This was our first glimpse of one Osprey.

As we got closer, you could see the head of the second Osprey, sitting on the nest.  Not a good spot for pictures!!

But the other Osprey just sat there checking out the surroundings.

Then I think I disturbed them and off they went.

We left immediately then, not to disturb them further, our last glimpse one of the Osprey soaring overhead.

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11 comments:

  1. Great photos, FG. I find them difficult to photograph!

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  2. Nice wingspan capture in that last picture. :-)

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  3. They have such interesting habits, and they are so protective, I like that!! Great snaps!!

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  4. I have only seen two in real life and were we excited! I don't know why there isn't a pair living at the strip pit area...there is lots of ponds, big and small. And lots of other land as well.

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  5. Hello, great captures of the Osprey and it's nest. I like the flight shots. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  6. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them!

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  7. i didn't think the Osprey were in Ontario but the great pictures you took proves it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  8. Those poles make such great perches for them. Excellent captures!

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  9. Gotta love those dynamic birds.

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  10. that's an interesting place to build a nest. did someone place the nesting box there on purpose.

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