The Intruder

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jim Strathearn, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. So, the weather guesser's say it's going to be sunny today so we get up before the sun does and get out to the Osprey nest. Yup, they lied again... Cloudy with just a minimal amount of light. But, we're there so we hang around a bit. Just before we decide to leave, I hear a commotion up at the nest and look up. Another Osprey is trying to land in the nest. The resident male chases him (I think...) off and follows it out over open water. So, we hang around a little and sure enough, the intruder comes back. Here is a short series of spotting the intruder and guarding the nest until it leaves. The male of the nest is the one with the fish. There was enough wind that he was just hovering there.

    D2H, 400 ISO, 500P, TC16a:




  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow what a catch...Holey smokes
    Fantastic images
    Good job
  3. Thanks Gale! With the weather being what it was, I thought the morning was going to be a bust. Little did I know... :wink:
  4. Wow, superb series, Jim!
  5. Nice Jim! Aren't ospreys amazing and fun to shoot.
  6. Thanks Sandi. This is my first time shooting these guys and it's been quite interesting.
  7. Thanks Anthony! And yes, they are fun and amazing!
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