Training by Dad by byronbackyard

After fledging, young Ospreys begin to hunt on their own. Their parents, more often dad, teach them firstly how to fly and then to fish. Dad will fly above them with a fish, quite low so the juvenile tries to get the fish but then he’ll swoop up high encouraging the juvenile to follow. He will do this over and over again until the juvenile learns to fish alone.
However, they often continue to return to the nest to receive food from their parents for two to eight weeks after fledging.
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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  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    So Glad I found you fabulous images

  • That’s such a lovely comment, thank you, I’m so glad you like them!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    I think that your work is absolutely sensational. It is always very sharp and perfectly exposed as well as being so gorgeous.

  • What a beautiful comment, thanks so much … I think the same about your work, that challenge win of the big cat is the best I’ve ever seen!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    I really do envy the fact you get to see these creatures the way you do darlin, well done as always!

  • Thanks so much Kimberly, I spend so much time out there but over soon as Bella is nearly self sufficient and then they’re not at the nest all the time …. also very hot in summer and lots of snakes, ticks and goannas.

    – byronbackyard

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021over 4 years ago

    Wonderful Shot !!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Cleber Photography Design
    Cleber Photogr...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Aler
    Alerover 4 years ago

    Perfect! Very dramatic bird, prey and sky!!!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    September 11, 2010

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful feature, you so deserve them, you have awesome captures.

  • Thanks so much for all your kind comments!

    – byronbackyard

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