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Osprey Nest

Osprey Nest
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 DG EX APO HSM, Digital (Raw)
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-11 17:42
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Points: 2
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Hi Every one. Today I went to check on the Osprey nest. I haven't been out to see them for about 4 or 5 weeks that was right after they laid a few eggs. Today when I got to the nest I seen five of them instead of two. Today for the first time I set up a small blind and after about 1/2 hour they started flying in pretty close. I noticed after watching them for a wile one of them would fly out looking for food and new sticks for the nest. But every time he went on a new flight he would take a different one with him. It looked like he was taking them on little training missions. At one time one of them perched him self about 25 feet from my blind. It was a good time and lots of shots taken so I will be posting more in the next few days. In this shot the one in the front left had just landed with a fish after a short fight with the one that is landing. Thanks for looking.

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Hi Tom,

I think we have seen this nest. It is pretty far out into the lake isn't it? I didn't know that osprey laid their eggs so late. I guess that explains why we are still seeing osprey at their nests in local parks. I wish there were some way to get a better perspective on them. We are always looking straight up at them. That is was is nice about Yellowstone. One can actually look down on the osprey nests.

I really enjoyed your note. I've never heard about "training missions" before. It is a interesting shot/post. I like the inclusion of the swallow nests.

Evelynn : )

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