Ospreys breed once yearly. The breeding season lasts for approximately 2.5 to 4 months. Breeding begins between December and March in non-migratory populations. In migratory populations, breeding begins in April or May.
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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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  • Jeff Burgess
    Jeff Burgessabout 4 years ago

    just a wow and how did you capture this bird……at this height…..and if it was post manipulation….nice job….

  • Many thanks, I’m able to get close as I’ve been photographing them for a few years …. and with a decent zoom lens and also a little assistance in photoshop!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hedoff
    Hedoffabout 4 years ago

    Bloody ripper when you can get these ones

  • Lol … absolutely, such a great feeling, especially if the camera focuses in time!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenabout 4 years ago

  • Many, many thanks for the feature …. very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture- great clouds behind him to add interest to this great shot.

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • bioman
    biomanabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Byron

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • imagic
    imagicabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent shot – looks avesome – big compliments for this work….and of course a FAV.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • jacann40
    jacann40about 4 years ago

    Wow – awesome

  • Many thanks, they’re awesome birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • jimHphoto
    jimHphotoabout 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 4 years ago

    Oh Wow! How I long for a shot like this!! Well done!!

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment … takes hours and hours of physical discomfort and lots of dud shots to get one awesome one!

    – byronbackyard

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 4 years ago

    Amazing capture of this beautiful bird.

  • Thanks Tori … I’m on a bit of a roll with the Osprey!

    – byronbackyard

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