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Motherly Love

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

Artist's Description

The female Osprey waits patiently with her chick (about two weeks old) for her mate to return with fish.
During the first weeks after hatching, osprey chicks are not able to control their body temperature well. The female parent broods the chicks almost constantly for the first two weeks. She continues to brood them intermittently during very hot or cool weather until they are approximately four weeks old. Both parents expend considerable effort protecting the nest from intruders, including other ospreys and potential predators.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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