Ospreys are a relatively long-lived bird species. The oldest known osprey in North America was a 25-year old male. The oldest known female was 23 years old. However, very few individuals live to this age. Chance of survival from one year to the next varies between populations, but is estimated to be approximately 60% for young ospreys (less than 2 years old) and 80 to 90% for adult ospreys.
Canon 450D, 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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  • zippetydoo
    zippetydooalmost 4 years ago

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    A terrific shot Deb.

  • Many thanks, nearly over for this season which makes me sad, I’ll miss them but hopefully they’ll breed again next year!

    – byronbackyard

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning Deb!!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Stephen Homer
    Stephen Homeralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful Capture… !

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature Deb.

  • Thanks but it’s not actually a feature with that group, they put that banner for every photo you post, lol!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Hugh!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful capture Deb :))

  • Many thanks Trish, end of the season now so I won’t get close again till next year … hopefully!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • Oh wow, thanks so much, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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