Friday, June 28, 2019

Osprey

The ospreys have built a nest on top of a construction crane by the river in Westerly.  It's a good distance away so I extended my lens to its fullest and then cropped a bit.

In the first photo you can see the adult with the baby behind.  If I had been quick enough I could have shot the other adult bringing food to the baby.

The second photo is a shot of the nest on top the crane.



I have seen osprey nests on telephone poles, and cell phone towers, but this is a first.

Have great weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

7 comments:

  1. Dearest Suzi,
    You're so happy for having them somewhere near you!
    We only observed them from up close near the hotel we stayed with our foster-daughter and friend in 2004 after she graduated from University and came from Indonesia to the USA...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Ospreys are actually fairly common around here, unlike back when Proge was a baby and the only nest for miles around was on the pond where we were living.

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  2. That's fantastic. I do hope the crane people know enough to wait till the babies have flown the coop, er crane. Great capture of wildlife in an urban setting.

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    1. Hi Barb....The crane hasn’t moved in months. Ospreys are protected so people are pretty aware.

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  3. Those big birds are amazing to watch. Like Barbara said, I hope they don't need to move the crane anytime soon!

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  4. Hi Michele...I love watching them. We have a nest about a half mile away; fortunately they seem to regards our fish pond as small beans.

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