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During incubation and the nestling stage, the male osprey provides food to the female and the chicks. This entails delivering 60 to 100 g of fish to the nest per daylight hour (3 to 10 fish per day) during the nestling and fledgling stages. When a fish is delivered to the nest, one of the adults rips pieces of flesh from the fish and feeds them to the chicks. Parents continue to feed the young until two to eight weeks after they fledge.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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australian, bird of prey, byron bay, estuary, fishing hawk, osprey, pandion haliaetus, predator, raptor, sunset

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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  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image with superb colours love it
    Alexa

  • Many thanks, amazing skies at the moment and the weird thing is it keeps raining all the time!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding color! Love it.

  • Many thanks Nancy, glad you love it!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful wings once again Byron, just magic, Dave

  • Many thanks Dave!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    Another beautiful capture, byron!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • MichelPhoto53
    MichelPhoto53about 4 years ago

    Wow ! Stunning work a very impressive capture…

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Great image …congratulations.

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotabout 4 years ago

    Excellent image; well done……Linda

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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