The Osprey male heads down the estuary for home, cruising across sunlit clouds towards the nest.
Ospreys are a relatively long-lived bird species. The oldest known osprey in North America was a 25-year old male. The oldest known female was 23 years old. However, very few individuals live to this age. Chance of survival from one year to the next varies between populations, but is estimated to be approximately 60% for young ospreys (less than 2 years old) and 80 to 90% for adult ospreys.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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