Earlier this year I found an area where there were six pairs of nesting ospreys. I watched one pair building their nest and got some great pictures. Here are three:
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A couple of days ago I discovered an area where there are several nesting osprey pairs. I hung around for a couple of hours watching them in fascination…. and taking pictures, of course. If you missed the best of the pictures, it’s at Nest-building osprey. Flying pictures are at Fly softly and carry a big stick.
These are the last of the osprey pictures to show how large the osprey nest is.
The osprey in the center was the bird doing all the nest-building work in my two previous posts:
Here she is returning with the long stick shown in my previous two posts:
What the beginnings of her nest looked like:
Another nesting pair’s nest, and what she wants her nest to look like, except bigger:
Lastly, not too far away, another nesting pair:
I’ll be visiting this osprey area on a regular basis now that I know where it is. Maybe I’ll eventually be able to get some pictures of some young birds.