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Osprey Touchdown...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jim Strathearn, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. I was in good position to catch this male Osprey landing on the conduit next to its nest. I've seen him do this several times and he slips and has to rely on one talon every time... You'd think he'd learn! :eek: 

    D2H, 500P, TC16a.

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    The slip...
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    The recovery...
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    Touchdown...
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    (Yes, that's rope in the nest! :rolleyes:  )
     
  2. Very, Very nice series Jim
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shots.
    They don't learn they get experience:>)))

    Yes they drag all kinds of stuff in a nest. Amazing.

    thats the female, the male has all white chest feathers.
    She has a beautiful pattern to.
     
  4. Thanks Gary. They are a hoot to watch!
     
  5. Thanks for the ID Gale. I had been watching which one was on top when they were doing the nasty and I really thought this banded one had the top spot. I'll have to watch more carefully next time... :rolleyes:  Now that I see the difference in the crest's, it should be easier for me.
     
  6. MJAM

    MJAM

    778
    Feb 20, 2006
    Juneau, Alaska
    That was cool, thanks, Jim. Would hate to be on the wrong side of those talons!
     
  7. I sure hope to be watching our osprey's soon. In the mean time it is a joy to look at your great captures of the action Jim.
     
  8. Mainuh

    Mainuh

    242
    Feb 20, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Very nice series Jim. So this Osprey has electricity in his nest? How civilized!
     
  9. what a great series.. cool!
     
  10. sypher

    sypher

    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    Great series Jim...I am jealous
     
  11. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Great job Jim. I hope to put my 500P to use with the Ospreys in the near future too.
     
  12. Incredible series Jim, thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Thanks Mike! I'd say I'd have to agree about the talons... :eek: 

    Thanks for the nice comments James. I hope yours return soon. they sure are fun to watch!

    LOL! Thanks for looking Don.

    thanks Ray!

    Thanks Brian. I was fortunate to have someone that knew where this nest is and pass that info along to me. I'm the only photographer there so I consider myself lucky...
     
  14. Thanks Chris. The 500 is just the right length for these guys.

    Thanks Crystall. How did you make out w/the 500P?
     
  15. Great shots Jim! Gale is correct...that's a female osprey.

    Anthony
     
  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent captures Jim.
     
  17. Thanks Anthony. I never realized that they did in fact look different...

    Thanks for looking Harry!
     
  18. NIce series Jim. I am hoping to make the trip to Cape Cod soon but they are not nesting just yet.
    lou
     
  19. Thanks Lou. We have them all over around here... I never realized how prevalent they were until this year. Good luck at Cape cod!
     
  20. Jim where abouts in Pa. are you photographing them. Irv may be close to you and interested in a shot. If not to far I may be also. Good thing about the Cape is my son lives there and scouts the nests for me + I get a place to stay free. Long drive for me and getting old makes it longer.:smile:
    Lou
     
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