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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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    whoaaaaaaoooooo cool shot!

  • Thanks Jenny … yep that one won’t be repeated!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    That is one brilliant shot!!!! Great work indeed!

  • Many thanks Trish for always taking the time to comment, I appreciate it!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hedoff
    Hedoffover 4 years ago

    You did well with this one Byron

  • Many thanks Hedoff!

    – byronbackyard

  • Maj-Britt Simble
    Maj-Britt Simbleover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • SunnieGal
    SunnieGalover 4 years ago

    Captivating byronbackyard, wonderful hues!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Many thanks Richard, the world is still a beautiful place ….. luckily my part of it isn’t getting soaked in oil, thank the gods for that!

    – byronbackyard

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Lovely work- congratulations!

  • Thanks so much, you do beautiful work, I love it!

    – byronbackyard

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...over 4 years ago

    Wow, what a wonderful shot. White against an orange sunset. That is the sunset colour of my painting. We had a western sunset just like that the other night just so beautiful………..Sandy

  • Many thanks … we’ve had incredible sunsets of late … in between all the rain!

    – byronbackyard

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