Breeding ospreys are known to travel as far as 14 km from their nest during hunting forays. Non-breeding individuals are known to travel as far as 10 km between their daytime feeding grounds and their roosts.
They vigorously defend their nests or nest sites from intruders. This is most likely because nests are used by the same pair for many years, and represent a significant investment of time and energy by that pair.


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  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Many thanks Trish, the Osprey were very obliging today with letting me get some great shots!

    – byronbackyard

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done.

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, lovely sky also!

  • Thank you so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sangeeta
    Sangeetaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, the sky has made this even more outstanding.

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 4 years ago

    man how in the world do you get these fabulous background skies this is just too awesome

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    I am amazed at how well you capture these birds. I have tried to track eagles and ospreys with my camera and can’t keep up with them.

  • Thank you so much, I’ve been practicing for about 3 years and plus I perch for hours in very uncomfortable spot to get the occasional good shot!

    – byronbackyard

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