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On average, while not necessarily longer, female ospreys are 20% heavier than males and have a wingspan that is 5 to 10% greater. Female ospreys also often have darker plumage and a more defined necklace than their male counterparts.
Ospreys breed once yearly. The breeding season lasts for approximately 2.5 to 4 months. Two to four eggs are laid over a period of several days, each 1 to 2 days apart. Both the male and female incubate the eggs, which hatch after approximately 40 days. Because incubation starts when the first egg is laid, the eggs hatch asynchronously in the order in which they were laid.
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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  • ronholiday
    ronholidayover 4 years ago

    Awesome photo, Byron! Love the wing position & the pink clouds.. & thanks for including the information.. Really like your recent photos too; great series.. Aloha

  • Many thanks for your very kind comment, they’re awesome birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    great series of shots. congrats! well deserved, byron. lisabeth

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 4 years ago

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