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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:14 PM

WOW! Osprey kid has WINGS!!!







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Reply WOW! Osprey kid has WINGS!!! (Original post)
elleng Jun 2021 OP
dmoyer Jun 2021 #1
Quakerfriend Jun 2021 #2
elleng Jun 2021 #3
tavernier Jun 2021 #10
elleng Jun 2021 #12
tavernier Jun 2021 #14
Solly Mack Jun 2021 #4
elleng Jun 2021 #5
Solly Mack Jun 2021 #6
elleng Jun 2021 #7
wendyb-NC Jun 2021 #8
Biophilic Jun 2021 #9
H2O Man Jun 2021 #11
elleng Jun 2021 #13
H2O Man Jun 2021 #17
MontanaMama Jun 2021 #15
elleng Jun 2021 #16
ShazzieB Jun 2021 #18
elleng Jun 2021 #19
TomSlick Jun 2021 #20
elleng Jun 2021 #21
TomSlick Jun 2021 #22

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

1. so cool

love all of your photos

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

2. Wow, so fast!

I see Mom still keeps a close eye on her unruly teens.
Thanks for posting this 😉

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Response to Quakerfriend (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:52 PM

3. Yes, a REALLY close eye!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:25 PM

10. Yes, and they can dive bomb anyone coming too close

to their babies, especially when they are monitoring their first flights.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:28 PM

12. Haven't seen such, I wave at them and they sometimes stare at me!

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:39 PM

14. We used to swim on a private beach

just beneath an osprey pole and nest. The owner told us that during flight-learning season, every time she got too close to the pole, one of the parents would buzz her, kind of as a warning.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:57 PM

4. Look at that! Wow!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:58 PM

5. HI, Solly Mack!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:59 PM

6. That wing span is impressive. And I get the feeling junior was feeling all big and grown.

I love the look on the face of the parent watching.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:05 PM

7. Yes, this, the bigger, 'older' kid feeling his/her ?oats!

Parents ALWAYS watching, this the mother (see dark 'necklace' on chest/breast.)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:12 PM

8. Great pictures

of the Osprey family. Thank you, for posting these amazing photos, elleng.

The tiny creatures of what seems just a few days ago, have morphed into sturdy young raptors, getting ready to fly. The mom is impressive in the way she watches over them and provides for their needs. Fascinating.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:45 PM

9. Wow is right! This continues to be a wonderful series. Thank you again. Too cool. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:28 PM

11. Recommended.

Beautiful!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:29 PM

13. Thanks!

And here's something for YOU, water!

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 05:46 PM

17. And that

is beautiful, too! Thank you!

I've been glad that we've had some rain here in recent days.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:43 PM

15. Amazing how quickly birds fledge.

Growing feathers takes a lot of energy and work!!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:47 PM

16. Right.

Some say, 7-8 weeks, after WHAT I'm not sure. Here's one: 'The chicks will fledge about 55 days after hatching but will use the nest as home base until they migrate in September. Young ospreys will stay dependent on their parents until the young are able to fish for themselves.'

https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/osprey-facts.html#:~:text=The%20chicks%20will%20fledge%20about,able%20to%20fish%20for%20themselves.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

18. Watching the fledging process is fascinating to me.

In that first one, you can see how the feathers seem to sort of unfurl as they grow out.

I have never had a chance to watch baby birds develop from day-to-day like this before, and it's so much fun. Thanks, elleng!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:30 PM

19. Ditto, fascinating and fun!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:22 PM

20. Thanks for the update.

Please keep these coming.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:26 PM

21. You're welcome, it's what I DO!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:31 PM

22. As Ned Miller sang (and others covered) "Do what you do do well."

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