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Ospreys do not generally need to drink water. Fish flesh supplies sufficient amounts of water to meet their requirements. Their waste is combined.
Amazingly they will always project their waste in an arc away from the nest, even the chick does this. In the past this would fertilize the tree that they nest in.

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersalmost 5 years ago

    Never ceases to amaze me how smart birds can be… even the chicks.

  • Lol … too true!

    – byronbackyard

  • Heidi Foreman
    Heidi Foremanalmost 5 years ago

    I’ve cleaned up many an osprey squirt!! We have two residents at our Resort in Caloundra Qld, They are always on the rooftops eating their fish and leaving guts and fish tails behind. Gorgeous birds though, and thanks for this awesome shot.

  • Thanks Heidi, maybe I can come and see your Osprey one day. Do you know that guy calling himself ‘regwah’ who photographs Osprey somewhere up your way. I love them, it’s the highlight of my life when they breed and I can get close.

    – byronbackyard

  • Heidi Foreman
    Heidi Foremanalmost 5 years ago

    No I don’t know him, I might look him up on the net maybe someone else does.

  • He’s got heaps of Osprey pics on Flickr but can’t quite recall where he was, maybe Maroocrhidor (not sure how it’s spelt) actually.

    – byronbackyard

  • Heidi Foreman
    Heidi Foremanalmost 5 years ago

    Maroochydore. Is close to buderim its just across from me. Ta.

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Deb, you are the winner of “Some Crappy http://www.redbubble.com/groups/birds-of-prey-r... Challenge!”:

    Birds Of Prey Group

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! Deb, you have won Some Crappy Challenge!

  • Lol …. I think that’s good …. isn’t it?

    – byronbackyard

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerabout 4 years ago

    incredible!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    Now that is a classic! :) Hehhee! Love it!

    Gabe :)

  • Lol, thanks Gabrielle!

    – byronbackyard

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