Courtship in ospreys centers on food and nest sites. In migratory osprey populations, males and females arrive at the nest site separately, the male often arriving several days earlier than the female. Male ospreys sometimes perform a conspicuous aerial display near the nest site. This display usually occurs during early courtship, and may serve to attract potential mates or to threaten an intruder. Both sexes collect materials for the nest, but the female does most of the arranging of materials at the nest.
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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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  • Munggo
    Munggoalmost 4 years ago

    Your work is awesome

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  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work wonderful colours and lighting

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 4 years ago

    I so love your skies. Your Osprey’s are magnificent against them Dab!

  • Thanks so much Kimberly, it’ll all be over soon, once Bella is finishing on her own they’re not around much till next year!

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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    This is incredible – simply amazing work.

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    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

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  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Hugh!

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work, perfect composition and light!

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  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simplealmost 4 years ago

    This shot has a 3D effect to it. Great capture

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