Looping the Estuary by byronbackyard

The breeding season of ospreys differs between populations. Non-migratory populations breed in the winter and spring, laying eggs between December and March. The breeding season of migratory populations occurs in the spring and summer, with egg laying in April and May. Two to four eggs are laid over a period of several days, each 1 to 2 days apart. Both the male and female incubate the eggs, which hatch after approximately 40 days. Because incubation starts when the first egg is laid, the eggs hatch asynchronously in the order in which they were laid.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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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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  • laurav
    lauravalmost 5 years ago

    Fab image! Well captured!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Many thanks, she’s a gorgeous bird!

    – byronbackyard

  • roylindman
    roylindmanalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice nature shot !
    Wings make a lot.

  • Many thanks, wings spread are my favorite shots!

    – byronbackyard

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous image…almost magical in its power.

  • Thanks so much for your very kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 5 years ago

  • Kristy  Dorris
    Kristy Dorrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow – What a beautiful capture! Well done

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    just fabulous, your shots are unreal :)

  • Thank you so much!

    – byronbackyard

    WINTERROSEalmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27almost 5 years ago

    crap i am jealous

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 5 years ago

    June 12, 2010

  • Many thanks again Teresa, very very happy making! This is one of my favorites of mumma!

    – byronbackyard

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