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Ospreys are vulnerable to predation from aerial predators, such as owls and eagles. The speckled appearance of osprey chicks camouflages them in the nest and may be an adaptation to minimize predation.
Alarm calls are often given when a potential predator or disturbance such as a boat or human approaches the nest. These calls are usually accompanied by erect posturing and diving flight. Both parents expend considerable effort protecting the nest from intruders, including other ospreys and potential predators.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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

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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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Incredible!!

  • Thanks Betsy … I can’t tell you how much I love these birds and how much they inspire and restore me!

    – byronbackyard

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 3 years ago

    I know what you mean! I get that sooo much … :)

  • trevorb
    trevorbover 3 years ago

    This shot certainly is magic.Great action shot.

  • Many thanks, so happy to share it!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 3 years ago

    Outstanding capture! Very well composed.

  • Thanks so much Sherry, magic moments in the universe!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Another outstanding capture, great work.

  • Many thanks, it sure was magic!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    FANTASTIC capture,

  • Many thanks, it was indeed fantastic!

    – byronbackyard

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    This is just magnificent. Superb.

  • Many thanks for your very kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 3 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Byton!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

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