Today I went down to the Osprey nest to take some shots. The male flew around on & off the nest several times but the female never left the nest. I assume she has eggs by now since they returned about a month ago to nest. Just a block away is another nest I just discovered built on a railway bridge. The birds by that nest though are much more shy than this pair nesting on top of a nesting platform.
Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus
Size: 21-24 1/2 in. long; wingspread 54-72 in
One of the most widely distributed birds in the world.
They do not breed until they are 3 years old.
Weight Males 2 lbs. 10 oz. to 3 lbs. 8 1/2 oz.;
Weight Females 2 lbs. 12 oz. to 4 lbs. 3 3/4 oz.
Flight Speed: 20 - 80 m.p.h.
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dsidwell (9771) 2006-05-01 0:30
Nice composition, Julie, with the bird and landing balancing each other, but also giving the bird plenty of negative space. Good work!
LCannon (2796) 2006-05-02 1:18
Super sharpness and details, you can even see the intense look in the eyes, fishing no doubt! Well done.
- Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) (685)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT, CANON 70-300 mm USM IS
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bird photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 23:23