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

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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  • XeeraMasque
    XeeraMasqueover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture :)

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  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much! Love the banner!

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  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

    Stunning

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  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

    anther beauty well taken

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    trish725over 4 years ago

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    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    August 27, 2010

  • Thanks Teresa, very happy making!

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  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

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  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful flight shot, including framing and stunning background colors and lighting! Congratulations on your well deserved features! : )

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  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorabout 4 years ago

    A fabulous shot……

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, this is awesome work.

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