Osprey, up close ...

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Our Osprey pair is very busy with nest building, we did see them do something new yesterday, flying into a dry field to pick up some grasses. We have seen them pick up wet weeks and mud, I think to pack the nest, but it was a surprise to see them "hunting grass" in a field :biggrin:

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Heading to the Building Supply Store:
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Honey, I'm BAAACCCK!
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Bringing back Field Grass:
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Still Dripping after a Water Pickup
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Very nice Bill, love those water drops in the last two.
Thanks, Harry. It is pretty interesting to see the "extras" that happen like this.

Oh these are beautiful! We heard about some ospreys sighted at Hagerman! Just wish I could have gotten a pic of one! Keep em comin!
Thanks. Be persistent. It took me months before I saw the first ones up here, then once I knew what to look for, and where to look, I find them all over the area now.

I like the last two, without the wings clip. Nice shooting Bill
Thanks. Wing Clip is an interesting concept. We had a display of world wide award winning photos here a few months ago, and just about all had a wing or two clipped. Sometimes they just come so nice and close :biggrin:

Great shots Bill, wish we had ospreys near us... or any birds of prey for that matter!
Thanks. Perhaps you need to go and train a bird or two? An Attack Sparrow or such??????

Nice set Bill. The Osprey are sure providing some nice shots for us. I was glad to get some shots of them in the sun on Thursday.
Thanks, Jim. This sure is starting off to be a good season, eh?

You guys up there are SOOOOO spoiled!

Great shots Bill. I've not heard about the dry grass hunting before today.
Thanks, Nick, and you are one to talk about "spoiled" ... :wink: :wink: I had never seen that either, it was quite fun to watch.

Nice work Bill
Thanks, Gale. Isn't it getting close to Limpkin Time?

Way to go Bill you nailed those shots.

Nicely Done!!
Thanks. Cooperative subjects help a lot :biggrin:

Beautiful series Bill. The next to the last shot is a terrific shot.

Louie
Thanks, Louie. Those last two seem to be the "faves" of the bunch, eh?

Very nice set Bill I like the last ones on the diagonal and the water droplets are just an extra nice bonus!!!
Thanks, Andreas. I liked the wing postiion on that one as well, and I agree, the drops just add a "touch". Let us know when you will be down this way.
 

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