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Great News!! Our Osprey have returned!!!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by james thiel, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. I got the call today from Bill Dewey that the osprey have returned. I had to work but left in time to get the last of the sun before the rain came back. The osprey pair are busy building the nest for the year. I hope they continue in this spot and don't get scared off by visitors. Here are a few of the many I took. It was fun watching them dive into the water, grab a stick and return.

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  2. Great set, I will Look forward to many more Jim
     
  3. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Super shots Jim,hope you enjoy yourself watching this pair and raising there young,will be watching for more. :smile:
     
  4. Sweet sweet sweet!! Great captures Jim. I so happy that we're going to have this family of Ospreys back this year.

    Louie
     
  5. Great news Now I have something to look forward to when I go down to Seattle!
     
  6. Ya' know, Jim, I should have just told my "other half" I was going down anyway :wink: :wink:, but if I had, I'd be sleeping in the shed tonight :eek:  :eek: 

    These are grand, but take a VERY close look at the bird on the left in the 2 bird shot, I'm pretty sure this is a different Male than last year. The other looks like a female, but the bird on the left is banded on the Right leg, not the left. This is not unusual, a new mate, but interesting.

    I'll be there bright and early in the AM, and maybe back later in the PM as well tomorrow.

    Saw several other nests occupied today as well, all the "unusual" spots from last year. WHOOPEE!!!! Indeed ....
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice set Jim.
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent shots Jim
    Glad they have returned
     
  9. Great shots! Did you use a TC with your 500mm?Cheers
     
  10. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    super James,

    I am glad your nest is back for this year!

    Nice shots,

    Wade
     
  11. Great shots Jim! My ospreys returned a few weeks ago and nest building like yours are.

    Anthony
     
  12. WildBill

    WildBill

    410
    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Bill
    Suberb Series Jim!! Keep posting them.

    Bill
     
  13. Thanks all. As you can see by the others posts, these birds will be well documented. We sure have fun watching these beauties and their behavior. This will be the first year we will get to see them build the nest.
     
  14. Thanks John. I used the Nikon 1.4 tc for some but for most I was too close to use it.
     
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