This female Osprey keeps circling above the nest with a piece of fish trying to get the fledging in the nest to fly!
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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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    beautiful photo, excellent timing.

  • Many thanks, she’s beautiful isn’t she!

    – byronbackyard

  • FacetEyePhoto
    FacetEyePhotoover 4 years ago

    You captured a wonderful pose! Thanks for including the lens information as well. I’m looking for something a little better than the kit lens and this one was on my short list.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, she’s a beautiful bird!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Another great capture! Awsome timing.

  • Thanks so much Sherry, she’s gorgeous and so close!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    September 1, 2010

  • Thanks so much Teresa, I love this one, she has her new chick just below her in that nest.

    – byronbackyard

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this wonderful bird….

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, they bring me much joy!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your wonderful feature, this is superb work.

  • Thanks so much and many congrats to you for your features, sale and banner!

    – byronbackyard

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

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