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Both Osprey parents expend considerable effort protecting the nest from intruders, including other Ospreys and potential predators.
The female Osprey chased the crows away from the nest for sometime today. She had a number of vocalizations and wouldn’t return to the nest until the crows were well gone!
She actually was getting so distressed that I started shooing the crows and I swear she came right over my head and looked at me and hovered, as though she was thanking me!
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

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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Comments

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichabout 4 years ago

    This is another fabulous image in this series with the ospreys. I so love your narratives too. Wonderful supporting background in this image.

  • Thanks so much, I love them …. today was exceptional … there’s some connection that gives me great joy and I don’t question anymore!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    awesome capture :))

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

    Magic!! . . .

  • Thanks Hugh!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

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  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous!!

  • thanks Deborah!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    You are so good with these shot! This is outstanding!

  • Many thanks, it taken some years of practice and obsession .. and getting the Osprey used to me!

    – byronbackyard

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightabout 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    July 3, 2010

  • Thanks Teresa, very happy making … I love this one myself!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You’re so very welcome Byron

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