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Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:03 PM

Afternoon/rain osprey, and later:

At 18 months, osprey achieve their full adult plumage. Juvenile osprey resemble the adults, but have buff-tipped feathers on the back of their upper body, giving them a speckled appearance, and the streaking on the breast tends to be heavier. As juvenile osprey mature, their eye color changes from brown to yellow. ((SO this is an ADULT?! Ya think? Haven't seen THEM for a while.))

(VERY excited and surprised to spot him, even tho been hearing calls.)
















KID, on nest, later:

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Reply Afternoon/rain osprey, and later: (Original post)
elleng Aug 20 OP
jpak Aug 20 #1
elleng Aug 20 #2
jpak Aug 20 #3
Quakerfriend Aug 20 #4
elleng Aug 20 #5

Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:09 PM

1. Them birds is pretty

And awful nice in pies

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:16 PM

2. U wanna get SHOT???

Ain't no blackbird, ya know!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:21 PM

3. Hee hee

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:26 PM

4. Wow! These photos are stunning!

Some of your very best, Ellenís !
Have u seen any competition between the bald eagle and the young ospreys??

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Response to Quakerfriend (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 04:29 PM

5. Thanks, happy to catch.

Haven't seen action between eagles + ospreys, not this year anyway, but last year, neighbors saw eagle attacking nest (and female,) so eggs destroyed, and no kids last year.

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