Saturday, June 9, 2012

Young Osprey on the Nest

Two young Osprey are thriving.  The Pair have been busy protecting and feeding. The weather has not been perfect, but it is the weather.  Nothing terribly severe has come through, but now the heat is a factor.  Osprey shade the young from the sun by spreading their wings.  You can imagine how exhausting this is.  Luckily our young birds are big enough to withstand a quick escape from the nest by the adult for a cooling run and  a dip of the feet in the water.
Here are a few shots of one of the two young including the shading behaviour.  You will have to look close or enlarge the shot to see that young one near the bottom of the adult.  In the last shot the little one we cannot see is getting all the shade!

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