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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:56 AM

A nice Mama/Kid portrait, eh? and MORE, and a **QUESTION below, about next to last pic.

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LATER, and I'M OUTSIDE, 'shooting' right at the nest; no windows.









BOTH of them!



FOLKS, LOOK to the right of the kids whose heads we see; what is the other 'ball of fur?' Osprey-follower friends think it's a wing. I don't see that AT ALL!









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Reply A nice Mama/Kid portrait, eh? and MORE, and a **QUESTION below, about next to last pic. (Original post)
elleng Jun 2021 OP
Biophilic Jun 2021 #1
elleng Jun 2021 #2
Biophilic Jun 2021 #3
elleng Jun 2021 #4
Biophilic Jun 2021 #5
Bayard Jun 2021 #6
elleng Jun 2021 #7
Bird Lady Jun 2021 #9
elleng Jun 2021 #10
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #8

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:57 AM

1. They are growing fast, aren't they. Cool pic.

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

2. Yes they ARE!

Almost magic, as I rarely get to watch the kids eating, and I never see adults catching fish!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:02 PM

3. Ha, ha, it IS magic. They certainly are cool. I would be so tempted to just spend

my whole day watching them. Thanks again for the daily photos.

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:07 PM

4. You're welcome!

The 'temptation' is relieved by the fact that MOST of these pics are from a room in my bedroom, so spending the whole day up there kind of cramps my 'style,' such as it is!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:13 PM

5. I hear ya.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 01:00 PM

6. You have a bird's eye view!

So to speak.

Nice pics. At what age do they leave the nest?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 03:03 PM

7. Thanks. EVERYONE will be gone from here August/September, believe it? but

'habit' says 7-8 weeks for 'fledging!' Guess I should record when I saw them first, which is some ?weeks? after they hatched; they stay in the donut-hole of the nest for a while, to develop.

Hope we'll get to see them practicing by flying from nest to tree on other, east side of the creek. In the past, they spend a lot of time practicing that way.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:08 PM

9. Once their wings are feathered

They will start flapping their wings building their flight mussels.
I think that is the fun part.

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Response to Bird Lady (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 04:43 PM

10. UTTERLY amazing!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 08:42 PM

8. Fabulous shots, Ellen!

Ty for sharing with us!

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