Courtship in ospreys centers on food and nest sites. In migratory osprey populations, males and females arrive at the nest site separately, the male often arriving several days earlier than the female. Male ospreys sometimes perform a conspicuous aerial display near the nest site. This display usually occurs during early courtship, and may serve to attract potential mates or to threaten an intruder. Both sexes collect materials for the nest, but the female does most of the arranging of materials at the nest.
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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful … wonderful capture..

  • Many thanks Betsy, today was magic … restores my soul!

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  • Moorey
    Mooreyabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent birds. You do these so well

  • Many thanks Linda, today was magic … restores my soul!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    WOW !!!! stunning,

  • Thanks so much Ann!

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    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Byron!!

  • Thanks so much Marvin!

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  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work. Love the framing.

  • Many thanks!

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    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
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    Mustafa UZELover 3 years ago

    soooooo niceeeee

  • Many thanks!

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    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, very happy making!

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    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

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